We are delighted to be part of the The Wilmette Public Library's 3th annual One Book, Everybody Reads program with Amor Towles’s popular best-selling novel, A Gentleman in Moscow. Mr. Towles will speak about his book at 3:00 p.m. on April 22 at the Wilmette Jr. High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette.
The author event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. A book signing will be held following the program, and Mr. Towles’s books will be available on site for purchase from The Book Stall.
One Book, Everybody Reads is the Wilmette Library’s community-wide reading and book discussion program, funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. Each year, residents are encouraged to read the One Book title and participate in various events that explore the book and its themes.
A Gentleman in Moscow tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov, an aristocrat who is sentenced in 1922 to house arrest in a tiny attic room in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov is a refined and gracious man of great culture, deep intellect, and quick wit, who maintains a spirit of true optimism even when the post-revolutionary world around him is filled with tumult and upheaval.
There will be related events about the book, Russian culture, history, and more in days leading up to this event. For a full schedule, click here.
“The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” —Ann Patchett
“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” —The Washington Post