Posts Posts by: "Amor Towles"

Town & Country preview my new book. “A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles’ second novel, to be published this September, again by Viking. The book tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov, an “unrepentant aristocrat,” according to the Bolshevik tribunal that sentences him to house arrest in The Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from…(Read More)

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 purpose…(Read More)

Eve in Hollywood

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In this novella told from six perspectives, I follow Eve from the dining car of the Golden State Limited in September 1938 to the elegant rooms of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the fabled tables of Antonio’s, the amusement parks on the Santa Monica piers, the afro-Cuban dance clubs off Central Avenue, and ultimately…(Read More)

Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a…(Read More)

First commercial transatlantic flight (by Pan Am) Blue Note records established as Charlie Parker settles in NY “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland Einstein-Szilard letter alerting Roosevelt that Germans are working on an atom bomb…(Read More)

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