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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… Episodic, empathetic, and entertaining, Count Rostov’s long transformation occurs against a lightly sketched background of upheaval, repression, and war. Gently but dauntlessly, like his protagonist…(Read More)

Booklist

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In his remarkable first novel, the best-selling Rules of Civility, Towles etched 1930s New York in crystalline relief. Though set a world away in Moscow over the course of three decades, his latest polished literary foray into a bygone era is just as impressive… —Booklist…(Read More)

A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy “Beyond the door of the luxurious ­Hotel Metropol lies Theater Square and the rest of Moscow, and beyond its city limits the tumultuous landscape of 20th-century Russia. The year 1922 is a good starting point for a Russian epic, but for the purposes…(Read More)

Washington Post Review

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‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ is a charming reminder of what it means to be classy By Ron Charles September 19 How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed new novel by Amor Towles stretches out with old-World elegance. “A Gentleman in Moscow” offers a chance to sink back into…(Read More)

Bookpage Interview

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Read Bookpage’s recent profile of Amor Towles and his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, here. “Entering a hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, for an annual investment conference some years ago, Amor Towles suddenly envisioned the premise for his inventive, entertaining and richly textured second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow…(Read More)

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)

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