Montgomery County Libraries celebrates ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY with

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

(January 22, 2018)… See bestselling author Amor Towles on Wednesday, April 4 at 2:00 pm at Ursinus College’s Bomberger Auditorium in Collegeville or at 7:00 pm at Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park. His two appearances are the culmination of the third annual ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY community wide event hosted by Montgomery County Libraries. Book sale and signing to follow both events.

Amor Towles’s 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 outside the hotel’s doors. 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.” (

Tickets are $20-$30 each. Ticket sales offset program expenses and ensure future One Book, One County events.

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Ursinus Tickets              Keneseth Israel Synagogue Tickets

Ursinus Seating            Keneseth Israel Synagogue Seating

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ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY thanks Ursinus College, Keneseth Israel Synagogue and Open Book Bookstore, Elkins Park.

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles is the New York Times bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, which was on the NYT bestseller list for over 40 weeks and named one of best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. It has been translated into over twenty language and been optioned to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries by eOne Television. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, also a New York Times bestseller and named one of the best books of 2011 by the Wall Street Journal has been translated into over 15 languages. The novel has been optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. A graduate of Yale College with an MA in English from Stanford, Towles was previously an investment professional and now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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