The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a
major television series One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates
"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs,
and] twists of fate." --The Wall Street Journal He can't leave his hotel.
You won't 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. In 1922, 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
hotel's 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 count's
endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of

Amor Towles—A Gentleman in Moscow

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