A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
Praise For This Book:
"Marvelous." -Chicago Tribune

"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, twists of fate and silly antics." -The Wall Street Journal

"A winning, stylish novel." -NPR.org

"Enjoyable, elegant." -Seattle Times

"The perfect book to curl up with while the world goes by outside your window." -Refinery29

"Who will save Rostov from the intrusions of state if not the seamstresses, chefs, bartenders and doormen? In the end, Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review

"Towles gets good mileage from the considerable charm of his protagonist and the peculiar world he inhabits." -The New Yorker

"Irresistible . . . In his second elegant period piece investment banker turned novelist Amor Towles continues to explore the question of how a person can lead an authentic life in a time when mere survival is a feat in itself . . . Towles's tale, as lavishly filigreed as a Faberge egg, gleams with nostalgia for the golden age of Tolstoy and Turgenev . . . reminding the reader that though Putin may be having a moment, it's Pushkin who's eternal." -O, The Oprah Magazine

"The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]." -Entertainment Weekly

"This is an old fashioned sort of romance, filled with delicious detail. Save this precious book for times you really, really want to escape reality." -Louise Erdrich

"The book moves briskly from one crisp scene to the next, and ultimately casts a spell as encompassing as Rules of Civility, a book that inhales you into its seductively Gatsby-esque universe." -Town & Country

"In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight . . .This is a book in which the cruelties of the age can't begin to erase the glories of real human connection and the memories it leaves behind. A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." -Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"In his remarkable first novel, the bestselling Rules of Civility, Towles etched 1930s New York in crystalline relief . . . His latest polished literary foray into a bygone era is just as impressive . . . an imaginative and unforgettable historical portrait." -Booklist

"House arrest has never been so charming as in Towles's second novel, an engaging 30-year saga set almost entirely inside the Metropol, Moscow's most luxurious hotel. . .empathetic, and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly

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