MICL BOOK CLUB
Class Time: Last THU of each session 1 PM - 3 PM
Fall 2017 Session B – October 31
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by Amor Towles

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

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.

“And the intrigue! . . . [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter.)"

There are 6 books available at the library but they are currently all checked out. There are 2 sets of CD's but they are also currently checked out.

Coordinator: Carolyn Sullivan
Discussion Leader: Frances Lopez