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At one point in A Gentleman in Moscow, the character Mishka ruminates that the line was one of Lenin’s greatest innovations: “He established it by decree in 1917 and personally took the first slot as his comrades jostled to line up behind him. Then one by one, every Russian took his place, and the…(Read More)

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In addition to the sources listed below, A Gentleman in Moscow was reviewed, by NPR, the Seattle Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune. In May, 2019, Microsoft founder Bill Gates recommended A Gentleman in Moscow as one of five books worth reading over the coming summer. “A Gentleman in Moscow is an…(Read More)

In the opening pages of “Manhattan Beach” — Jennifer Egan’s first novel since she won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for “A Visit From the Goon Squad” — an 11-year-old girl named Anna Kerrigan visits the titular stretch of Brooklyn shoreline on a winter day in the company of her father, Eddie, and…(Read More)

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