Why this book?
Historical literary fiction at its finest, the novel merges humor, a sharply defined cast of colorful characters, and amazing scenes that capture the 1922 world of an exiled aristocratic Russian count imprisoned in the grand Hotel Metropol in Moscow. The tension-filled story relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of himself in the tumultuous political upheaval happening around him.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
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…