The Avalon Free Public Library has scheduled an appearance by author Amor Towles for Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm as part of its author lecture series. Towles will review his two novels “Rules of Civility” and “A Gentleman in Moscow,” both of which have been listed on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Born and raised in the Boston area, Towles graduated from Yale College and received a Master’s degree in English from Stanford University. He continued with a career as an investment professional for more than 20 years, and then devoted his time to writing.

Towles most recent novel, “A Gentleman in Moscow” brings readers to 1922 and follows Count Alexander Rostov as he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across from the Kremlin. The novel follows Rostov from his life as an elite to his life living in the attic and the doorway to emotional discovery.

“Amor Towles’ stylish and evocative novels have captivated our patrons,” says Library Director Erin Brown. “We are delighted to connect our readers with Mr. Towles and provide the opportunity for them to learn more about his work and his writing process.”

In addition to Towles’ appearance, the library will feature its ongoing author lecture series for the summer including Jamie Brenner, plus the return of Meg Donahue and NPR Correspondent Frank Langfitt. A full schedule of 2019 author appearances will be announced at a later date.

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