Best Books: Mrs. Anagnos

Mrs.Tina AnagnosMrs. Anagnos of the LFHS Special Ed Dept. recommends the book A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles. She says, ¨In a story/novel form we learn about Russia from Pre-Bolshevik Revolution to 1960’s mostly from the aristocrats view point. It was fascinating and included intrigue and suspense.¨

29430012¨A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another 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… 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.¨

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