Amor Towles has written a second delightful story that will immerse you in another elegantly drawn era of charm and refinement. In 1922 Russia, the Bolsheviks have taken umbrage with a poem written in 1903 by Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov as a university student. Although they will spare him his life, he is sentenced to life-long house arrest. Home for the Count is the Metropol hotel in Moscow, across the street from the Kremlin and the Bolshoi. Forbidden to venture out, he explores the hotel’s hidden nooks and crannies, dines in the Metropol’s distinguished restaurants, and develops deep and lasting relationships with members of the staff and a choice few of the guests. In a 30-year span, Rostov adapts, makes new choices, and evolves into a true gentleman of purpose. Wholly entertaining, enchanting, and endearing. A book for all ages and one of my absolute favorites of 2016!
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