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August 29, 2019



Calm in the Storm

If you’re in the mood for a stylish and intelligent book that provides drama, history and humor, try “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

This delightful historical novel starts in 1922 and ends in the mid-1950s. The vast majority of the story occurs in one place - the Hotel Metropol in Moscow. While a one-location setting may sound boring, the events that occur within its walls are combined with a story that steadily magnifies to the outer world during some turbulent times.

The book opens with lines from a poem called “Where Is It Now?” by Count Alexander...



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