Date(s) - 08/26/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Count Alexander Rostov may be under house arrest at the grand Metropol Hotel in Moscow, but this relentlessly upbeat aristocrat interacts charmingly with the hotel staff and forms a friendship with a nine-year-old girl that transforms all of their lives. This is a loving tribute to Russian literature, a profound meditation on life, and a delightful, skillfully-plotted, full-bodied novel crowded with believable, likeable human beings. Amor Towles story turns on the unexpected little choices that shape our lives, and he uses every novelistic skill to make this story propulsively readable, witty, surprising and profoundly touching. Combining an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of an enormous luxury hotel with a story that reaches from Montaigne to Casablanca, from waiters to royalty, this novel delivers in every way a novel can, big-hearted and uplifting and a pure joy to read.

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