|Brown Bag Book Club to Meet October 18|
Clifton Forge, VA (Oct. 5, 2018) - The Clifton Forge Public Libraryâ€™s Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 18. The group will discuss â€śA Gentleman in Moscow,â€ť written by â€śNew York Timesâ€ť best-selling author, Amor Towles.
Count Alexander Rostov canâ€™t leave his hotel. â€śYou wonâ€™t want to,â€ť Amazon writes. Itâ€™s 1922 and Rostov is labeled by a Bolshevik tribunal as an unrepentant aristocrat and sentenced to house arrest for the rest of life inside the Metropol, a luxury hotel located across the street from the Kremlin.
Rostov is â€śan indomitable man of erudition and wit, [who] 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 hotelâ€™s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.â€¨â€¨â€śBrimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the countâ€™s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.â€ť
â€śKirkus Reviewsâ€ť writes, â€śIn all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight. This is a book in which the cruelties of the age can't begin to erase the glories of real human connection and the memories it leaves behind.â€ť
â€śThe Washington Postâ€ť hails Towles book as a â€śfinely composed novel [that] stretches out with old-world elegance.â€ť
The soon-to-be television adaptation of â€śA Gentleman in Moscowâ€ť will be produced and will also star five-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee Kenneth Branagh.
The Brown Bag Book Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the Libraryâ€™s Michael Armstrong Community Room.
New members are always welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and to bring a lunch. Dessert will be provided.
For more information, contact Helene Baker at 860-558-2170, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library is located at 535 Church Street.
For information on any library programs, call the Clifton Forge Public Library at 863-2519.