Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion

March 27th – A Gentleman in Moscow – by Amor Towles

The book immerses the reader in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov.  When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway 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.

All programs are free and open tothe public

New comers and drop ins are welcome.

Books are available at the circulation desk.


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Tuesday, March 27
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Jamestown Philomenian library
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donna fogarty
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