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    Boston-area PBK Events

    Upcoming and Recent

    Mar 03, 2020

    7:30-9:30 PM

    PBK Book Club Discussion: _A Gentleman a Moscow_ by Amor Towle

    Join members of Boston PBK for a book discussion at Panera Bread, 5 White Street, Porter Square, Cambridge, scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, at 7:30 PM.

    Panera Bread is located about 1 block away from Harvard Square from the Porter Square Redline T-stop. There is parking in the shopping center lot nearby. Offering house-made and locally-baked goods (plus a wider selection than Bourbon Coffee), there are many separate areas for groups to meet and converse. The telephone number is 617-547-0816.

    Guests of participants are welcome and please come even if you haven’t finished (or even started!) the book.

    The discussion will be on this book:

    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

    The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series

    One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates

    "The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal

    He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.

    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.

    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.


    We look forward to a lively and wide-ranging discussion with this highly recommended book as a starting place.

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