The Lincoln Highway - Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
4
From 158 Ratings

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“Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club
 
“A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR

The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America


In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Reviews

  • Beautiful

    5
    By Breaggeb
    Towles writes humans the way I want them to be. The way I want them to think and feel.
  • A unique yarn

    5
    By suhollan
    A wonderfully suspenseful “escapade” full of life lessons and lovable characters. Amor Towles delivers again.
  • Embrace the journey

    5
    By MeredyW
    These characters take you on a magnificent journey. You will love each of them long before the last page. Where is the middle of your story?

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