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A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amore Towles
From The Jacket:He canít leave his hotel. You wonít want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotelís doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the countís endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
The story of Count Rostov, and his life in the Metropol Hotel. He was put under house arrest by the Kremlin and not allowed to go outside. The book explores how he created a life for himself there The pace is slow at times, but this is a must-read book; it's beautifully told and includes some great Russian history
by-Linda 2019/03/24, 03:39 PM

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