The Lincoln Highway - Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date - Published: 2021-10-05
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: Amor Towles
Our rating: 5/5 stars

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The Lincoln Highway Amor Towles read online review & book description:


A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick

“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.

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Posted Reviews

  • Sooo good!

    By ck0102030405
    Best book I’ve read in a long time!! Love it!
  • Beautiful

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

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

    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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