Best Selling Books by Amor Towles

Amor Towles is the author of The Lincoln Highway (2021), Rules of Civility (2012), A Gentleman in Moscow (2019), Eve in Hollywood (2013) and other 5 books.

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The Lincoln Highway

release date: Oct 05, 2021
The Lincoln Highway
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year “Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett''s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden''s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett''s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles''s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Rules of Civility

release date: Jun 26, 2012
Rules of Civility
From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

A Gentleman in Moscow

release date: Mar 26, 2019
A Gentleman in Moscow
The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully 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.

Eve in Hollywood

release date: Jun 25, 2013
Eve in Hollywood
The further adventures of Eve Ross, best friend of Katey Kontent in Rules of Civility, the New York Times bestselling novel by Amor Towles Coming this fall, A Gentleman in Moscow – the highly anticipated new novel from Amor Towles 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 novella made up 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. In following the thread of these varied encounters, we watch as Eve forges a new and unexpected life for herself in late 1930s Los Angeles.

Forward

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Forward
Em coletânea inédita de contos de ficção científica, grandes nomes da literatura mostram até onde somos capazes de ir para mudar o mundo Para alguns, a tecnologia é o prenúncio do fim do mundo. Para outros, é apenas o começo de uma nova era. Renomado escritor de ficção científica, autor dos best-sellers Matéria escura e Recursão, Blake Crouch convidou grandes nomes da literatura contemporânea para traçar histórias audaciosas que mergulham nos desdobramentos que os avanços tecnológicos acarretam à humanidade. Em “Summer Frost”, Crouch traz uma trama marcante que desafia nossa noção de humanidade enquanto assistimos à obsessão de uma programadora de videogames por uma de suas personagens. “Pele de emergência”, de N. K. Jemisin, explora a missão de um soldado em visita a uma Terra abandonada. Uma viagem potencialmente sem volta, mas pelos motivos mais inesperados. Em “Arca”, Veronica Roth mostra o poder das lembranças, que, quando coletadas e reunidas, são capazes de revelar o passado e também ajudam a construir o futuro. Amor Towles surpreende em “Você chegou ao seu destino” ao mergulhar na manipulação genética quando um casal se vê diante da possibilidade de decidir a trajetória de seu futuro bebê. “A última conversa”, de Paul Tremblay, é uma narrativa repleta de suspense que nos faz questionar os limites da consciência e de nossa identidade. Já “Randomizando”, de Andy Weir, fecha a obra com uma história eletrizante envolvendo cassinos, hackers e computação quântica. De potência criativa memorável, os contos desta coletânea se pautam em temas diversos, como inteligência artificial, colonização de outros planetas, engenharia genética e programação, para nos fazer encarar o que há de mais brutal e profundamente humano em nós e em nossa sociedade. Imersos em tamanhos medos, paixões, sonhos e ambições, vem à tona a complexidade de se estabelecer limites e de realizar escolhas diante da busca pelo futuro que desejamos.

Elhagyott part

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Elhagyott part
Antológia a Sötét anyag és a Wayward Pines szerzőjétől! Egy VR-játékfejlesztő egy kódolási hiba következtében létrehoz egy szuperintelligenciát. A távoli jövőben emberek kis kolóniája visszaküld a Földre egy katonát, ám a küldetés nem várt fordulatot vesz. Egy megtermékenyítéssel foglalkozó cég a főbb tulajdonságok befolyásolása mellett már különböző projekciókat is készít a szülőknek, hogy születendő gyermekük milyen életre számíthat. 2019-ben az Amazon felkérte Blake Crouchot, hogy állítson össze egy hat történetből álló sci-fi antológiát az Original Stories-sorozatuk keretében. Crouch ennek alkalmából írta meg Elhagyott part című kisregényét, valamint e mellett bemutat egy-egy izgalmas novellát a műfaj elmúlt időszakának legismertebb szerzőitől. A történetek közt egyaránt található klasszikusabb hangvételű, Philip K. Dicket felidéző írás és olyan realistább gondolatmenet is, ami akár már holnap megvalósulhat. N. K. Jemisin Szükségbőr című novelláját Hugo-díjjal tüntették ki 2020-ban, míg az Elhagyott partot várhatóan Neil Burger fogja filmre adaptálni.

You Have Arrived at Your Destination -- Private Edition

release date: Feb 27, 2020

Book Group Bag

release date: Jan 01, 2016

BOOK CLUB SET.

release date: Jan 01, 2019
BOOK CLUB SET.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, "Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change." A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway 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"--
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