Amor Towles
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Amor Towles

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional in Manhattan for over twenty years, he now devotes himself fulltime to writing. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback and was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film and its French translation received the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was also a New York Times bestseller and was ranked as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the St. Louis Dispatch, and NPR. Both novels have been translated into over fifteen languages.

Mr. Towles, who lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children, is an ardent fan of early 20th century painting, 1950's jazz, 1970's cop shows, rock & roll on vinyl, obsolete accessories, manifestoes, breakfast pastries, pasta, liquor, snow-days, Tuscany, Provence, Disneyland, Hollywood, the cast of Casablanca, 007, Captain Kirk, Bob Dylan (early, mid, and late phases), the wee hours, card games, cafés, and the cookies made by both of his grandmothers.

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    • A Gentleman in Moscow

    • A Novel
    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,115
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      5 out of 5 stars 20,487
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,411

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

    • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Rules of Civility

    • A Novel
    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,853
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,834

    On the last night of 1937, 25-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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats

    • By Em on 04-18-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Thalia Book Club: Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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    A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat....

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Un gentleman à Moscou

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Au début des années 1920, le comte Alexandre Ilitch Rostov, aristocrate impénitent aux manières aussi désuètes qu'irrésistibles, est...

    Regular price: $26.96

    • Ein Gentleman in Moskau

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Hans Jürgen Stockerl
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im...

    Regular price: $27.69

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