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Adult Book Group: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Join our discussion of Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780399564048
Availability: Available Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2016

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This young adult historical fiction packs an absolutely powerful punch and it absolutely blew me away. It is ENORMOUSLY FUN to read, and it’s rich with juicy historical goodness, from the locations to the language used to the many chaotic adventures our characters get wrapped up in. The story introduces Monty, a young British lord being groomed to grow up as a gentleman, but to absolutely no avail. Before he takes over his family’s estate (much to his father’s chagrin), Monty embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend (whom he’s disastrously in love with), and his sister, but they end up on a whirlwind manhunt across Europe that leaves behind everything they knew before! Full of mayhem and mystery and written with such wit, this book is also balanced with commentary about many historical prejudices involving race, sexuality, and physical ability that persisted in history. 

Fall in love with their story, and be sure not to miss the sequel, Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!

(Young Adult Historical Fiction and Romance, Ages 16+) - reviewed by Isabel