A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

The next title the SU Book Club is going to read is A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.  Everyone in the book club has a chance to vote on the books we read, and some of the titles come from the Great SUmmer Reads provided by the staff at the Smith Library Center.  Join the book club and to hear about future books.

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A Gentleman in Moscow

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.