Amor Towles: The Lincoln Highway

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm

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Literati Bookstore is pleased to present Amor Towles in conversation, and in partnership with Viking, Prairie Lights, The King's English Bookshop, and Tattered Cover. Towles will be in-conversation with author Erik Larson. The event will take place on Zoom webinar, November 11th at 8pm EDT.

Tickets include a signed, tip-in hardcover copy of The Lincoln Highway. Please read ticket descriptions carefully.

About the book: The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America

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.

Amor Towles is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. The two novels have collectively sold more than four million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.


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