SOLD OUT!!! Amor Towles: The Lincoln Highway (A Conversation with Ann Patchett)



Amor Towles discusses his new novel, The Lincoln Highway, with guest author Ann Patchett at this virtual event. 

We are delighted to partner with Random House/Viking Books as well as fellow bookstores, Boswell BooksBlue Willow Books and Parnassus, to bring you a virtual program with Amor Towles talking about his new novel, The Lincoln Highway. Mr. Towles will be in conversation with Ann Patchett. This is a ticketed event, and all ticket holders will receive a copy of The Lincoln Highway along with an exclusive link to the Zoom Webinar program. Our friends at Blue Willow Books will be providing the Zoom link. Purchase your tickets HERE. 

We offer two ticket options:

Distant Attendee. ($37.70) This ticket includes US domestic shipping ONLY--we cannot ship books to other countries. This ticket admits one household to the event and includes a copy of The Lincoln Highway (signed copies while supplies last). Your book will be shipped to you between October 5th and October 7th.

Local Attendee. ($32.70) This ticket admits one household and includes a copy of The Lincoln Highway (signed copies while supplies last). Ticketholders must pick up their copy at The Book Stall, (811 Elm Street in Winnetka, IL) and can do so during our normal hours, 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Saturday; 11am-5pm, Sunday. Pick-up must be within 20 days of the event. Your book will be available on October 5th.

About the Book: Booksellers have been anxiously awaiting Amor Towles’s next book following the great success of Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow and now have reason to celebrate with his new novel, The Lincoln Highway, the story of a road trip but, in Mr. Towles’ deft hands, so much more. In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction--to the City of New York.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

About the Author: Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Mr. Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, which was published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book has been translated into over 20 languages, its French translation receiving the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald.

Mr. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year in hardcover and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book has been translated into over thirty-five languages, including Russian. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by EOne and the British director Tom Harper to be made into a 16 hour miniseries starring Kenneth Branagh.

About the Conversation Partner: Ann Patchett is the author of eight novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Commonwealth, and The Dutch House. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction--Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays examining the theme of commitment. In 2019, she published her first children's book, Lambslide, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England's Orange Price, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize, The Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the American Bookseller's Association's Most Engaging Author Award, and the Women's National Book Association's Award. Her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Ann Patchett lives in Nashville with her husband, Karl VanDevender, and their dog, Sparky.


Event date: 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual Event!
The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735222359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021


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