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Boswell Book Company
Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.)
1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
and Literacy Services of Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 3rd
Turner Hall Ballroom
Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
There are few books that have touched the hearts of readers like A Gentleman in Moscow. Amor Towles’s second novel, a runaway New York Times bestseller, spent three years in hardcover before finally being published in paperback. As Kirkus Reviews wrote: “Spread across four decades, this is in all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight” and readers worldwide have agreed. We’ve had more folks asking, “Why hasn’t have Amor Towles visited Milwaukee?” Well, it’s all happening. The paperback is coming. Amor Towles is visiting Milwaukee. And he’s doing it for Boswell’s tenth anniversary celebration – Boswell’s doors opened exactly ten years ago, on April 3, 2009.
As this irresistible second novel by Amor Towles opens, in 1922, a Russian Count in his early thirties is sentenced by the Bolsheviks to spend the rest of his life in a small attic room in a luxury hotel near the Kremlin. Unexpectedly, the Count’s reduced circumstances provide him entry to a much larger world of emotional discovery as he forges friendships over the following three decades with the hotel’s other denizens, including a willful actress, a shrewd Kremlinite, a gregarious American, and a temperamental chef. When fate suddenly puts the life of a young girl in his hands, he must draw on all his ingenuity to protect the future she so deserves.
Amor Towles’s Gentleman in Moscow presentation, which has enchanted tens of thousands of people, will transport you back to the Russian Revolution. Following Towles’s presentation, he will be in conversation with Jim Higgins, Book Editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We’ll also have index cards so that you can submit your own questions – Higgins will try to get as many as possible answered at the program.
Tickets for this special event at Turner Hall Ballroom, the perfect location for this event, are $22.00, plus taxes and fees. And yes, your ticket also comes with a paperback copy of A Gentleman in Moscow. For those who read the book as a downloaded ebook or audio, now you have a copy. If you’ve already got a copy, it makes a great gift. And here’s another option – our partners at Literacy Services of Wisconsin will take unneeded copies of A Gentleman in Moscow and find homes for them.
Presale begins Wednesday, 02.13 at noon (Code: BOSWELL)
Public on sale begins Friday, 02.15 at noon