Magnificat Book Club Facilitated by Books@Work
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET
Virtually on Zoom
January 25, 2021
February 8, 2021
February 22, 2021
Reading will be broken up into 3 equal parts so you can discuss 1/3 of the book at each session.
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. From his small attic room, the Count attracts and cultivates a lively social circle including friends from his youth as well as selected residents, staff and customers of the hotel, all while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery, including a magical view through the eyes of a child. Brimming with humor, and a glittering cast of characters, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of Purpose.
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