Lincoln Highway

Towles, Amor


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Two brothers venture across 1950s America to New York in the absorbing new novel by the author of the bestselling A Gentleman in Moscow.

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.

With his mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett plans to pick up his eight-year-old brother Billy and head to California to start a new life.

But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have stowed away in the trunk of the warden’s car. They have a very different plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take the four of them on a fateful journey in the opposite direction – to New York City.

Bursting with life, charm, richly imagined settings and unforgettable characters, The Lincoln Highway is an extraordinary journey through 1950s America from the pen of a master storyteller.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Imprint: Penguin
Publication date: 07/07/2022

Staff review

The Lincoln Highway
by Amor Towles
Review by Marija

From the brilliant author of A Gentleman in Moscow and The Rules of Civility, this novel is exactly my kind of read. Ah, the characters! A veritable motley crew, yet each one complete. Towles weaves themes of coming of age, morality, responsibility, friendship and, of course, love, without dropping a single strand. It’s a wonder. Sally’s chapter (pages 101 to 104) is a gem unto itself. I want to frame it! I couldn’t put this one down.

ISBN: 9781529157642 Category: Tag