Book Club: June 12th
Book Club to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow
For June's Book Club, the host has selected this New York Time's bestseller by Amor Towles.
A Gentleman in Moscow immerses readers into an 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.
The local Harvard Club book club, which has been in existence for ten years, normally meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm for dinner and to discuss a wide-ranging selection of books -- fiction, poetry, biography, history, etc. They always enjoy having other interested people attend and participate.
The Book Club will meet next at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12th @TBD. Please contact Alice Schilla for more information and to RSVP.