Category Archives: Amor Towles

The Misunderstood Affliction

  Julie Rehmeyer was so sick she sometimes couldn’t turn over in bed. The top specialists in the world were powerless to help, and scientific research on her disease was at a near standstill. She was running out of money. And she was all alone, with no one to care for her. This is the beginning of her powerful and

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You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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Brilliant Books & Impressive Music

                 In spite of all the morose grumbling that 2016 was one horrible year, on reflection, there was a respite, 2016 was a splendid year for books. Some were good, others were very good and a few were brilliant, one of those brilliant books is A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles. At almost five hundred

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What Have You Learned Since 9/11?

Fifteen years have passed since that fateful day on September 11, 2001. Has time changed how we now understand the impact of those unprecedented attacks on America? If so, what have we learned since 9/11? In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we ‘ll pose this question to a distinguished panel of guests: Steve Brodner, political caricaturist, satirical commentator, and frequent

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“Thank You, For Reading My Book!”

“Thank you, for reading my book!” You’d think that would be an odd comment for an author to utter to a talk-show host. After all, if you are going to interview someone about a book they have taken the time to write, the least you could do is read it. The fact is, as most writers will tell you, talk-show

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