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Daytime Discussion: “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles
November 28, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
In November, we’ll be reading Amor Towles’ “The Lincoln Highway”. We’ll meet on Monday, November 28 at 10:30am in the Fiction Room of the Library. After October 24, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large type and audiobook on CD are also available for this title. The title is not available on hoopla, but can be reserved as ebook or audiobook in Libby.
You may register for this program by e-mailing email@example.com. New members are always welcome!
Synopsis: “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.”