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Amor Towles - Author

About the Author

Amor Towles was born and raised in the Boston area.  He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University.  An investment professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing.  Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

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Gentleman in Moscow

Gentleman in Moscow

Author: Amor Towles Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

';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 He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civilitya transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. 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. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room 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. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, 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.Soon to be a major television series starring five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh.';And the intrigue! . . . [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama.' The San Francisco Chronicle

Eine Frage der Hoflichkeit

Eine Frage der Hoflichkeit

Author: Amor Towles Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2016

New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve - zwei Provinzschonheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen - gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er tragt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein - ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft a trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausfuhrt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jah durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich fur Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist - und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.

Eve in Hollywood

Eve in Hollywood

Author: Amor Towles Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2013

Near the end of Amor Towles s bestselling novel RULES OF CIVILITY, the fiercely independent Evelyn Ross boards a train from New York to Chicago to visit her parents, but never disembarks. Six months later, she appears in a photograph in a gossip magazine exiting the Tropicana Club on Sunset Boulevard on the arm of Olivia de Havilland. In this chain of six richly detailed and atmospheric stories, each told from a different perspective, Towles unfolds the events that take Eve to the heart of old Hollywood. Beginning in the dining car of the Golden State Limited in September 1938, we follow Eve to the elegant rooms of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the fabled tables of Antonio s, the amusement parks on the Santa Monica piers, the afro-Cuban dance clubs off Central Avenue, and ultimately the set of Gone with the Wind. With the glamour and grit of the studio system s golden age as a backdrop, Towles introduces in each story a memorable new character whose fate may well be altered by their encounter with Eve. But in following the thread of these varied encounters, we also watch as Eve forges a new and unexpected life for herself in late 1930s Los Angeles.

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility

Author: Amor Towles Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2011

A sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year- old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future. The story opens on New Year's Eve in a Greenwich Village jazz bar, where Katey and her boardinghouse roommate Eve happen to meet Tinker Grey, a handsome banker with royal blue eyes and a ready smile. This chance encounter and its startling consequences cast Katey off her current course, but end up providing her unexpected access to the rarified offices of Conde Nast and a glittering new social circle. Befriended in turn by a shy, principled multimillionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow who is ahead of her times, Katey has the chance to experience first hand the poise secured by wealth and station, but also the aspirations, envy, disloyalty, and desires that reside just below the surface. Even as she waits for circumstances to bring Tinker back into her orbit, she will learn how individual choices become the means by which life crystallizes loss. Elegant and captivating, Rules of Civility turns a Jamesian eye on how spur of the moment decisions define life for decades to come. A love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression, readers will quickly fall under its spell of crisp writing, sparkling atmosphere and breathtaking revelations, as Towles evokes the ghosts of Fitzgerald, Capote, and McCarthy.From the Compact Disc edition.