Join Bestselling Author Amor Towles Friday, March 10th at 7PM at the Robert Saunders Library!
We are thrilled to be hosting best-selling author, Amor Towles,in collaboration with the Robert Saunders Library for a discussion and signing of his latest novel, A Gentleman in Moscow. The event is ticketed and there are a limited number of seats so please reserve your copy now to ensure entry into the event. (The purchase of the book from Inkwood is your ticket.) You can call the store or order the book here.
In his remarkable first novel, the best-selling Rules of Civility (2011), 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. Sentenced as an incorrigible aristocrat in 1922 by the Bolsheviks to a life of house arrest in a grand Moscow hotel, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is spared the firing squad on the basis of a revolutionary poem... he penned as an idealistic youth. Condemned, instead, to live his life confined to the indoor parameters of Metropol Hotel, he eschews bitterness in favor of committing himself to practicalities. As he carves out a new existence for himself in his shabby attic room and within the magnificent walls of the hotel-at-large, his conduct, his resolve, and his commitment to his home and to the hotel guests and staff together form a triumph of the human spirit. As Moscow undergoes vast political changes and countless social upheavals, Rostov remains, implacably and unceasingly, a gentleman.