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Saturday Book Conver
Saturday Book Conversations
Canton Public Library

Saturday, Sep. 29, 1:00 PM
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library reads A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. "Sentenced as an incorrigible aristocrat in 1922 by the Bolsheviks to a life of house arrest in a grand Moscow hotel, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is spared the firing squad on the basis of a revolutionary poem he penned as an idealistic youth. Condemned, instead, to live his life confined to the indoor parameters of Metropol Hotel, he eschews bitterness in favor of ‘committing himself to practicalities.’ As he carves out a new existence for himself in his shabby attic room and within the magnificent walls of the hotel-at-large, his conduct, his resolve, and his commitment to his home and to the hotel guests and staff together form a triumph of the human spirit. As Moscow undergoes vast political changes and countless social upheavals, Rostov remains, implacably and unceasingly, a gentleman (Booklist Reviews)." A bestseller and on everyone’s “best books of the year” list when it was published, the book is very popular. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Light refreshments served. Call or email for more information:  (860) 693-5800, bvanness@libraryconnection.info.


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