October’s must-reads from our friends 
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A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

($27.00 Viking)

Amor Towles has penned another winner with “A Gentleman in Moscow.” In 1922, the Bolsheviks sentenced Count Alexander Rostov to lifelong house arrest in the Metropol Hotel, the elegant hub of old Russia and the new Soviet Union. Towles’ brilliant outcome is “Any Human Heart” meets “Grand Hotel,” with a little bit of “Eloise” on the side. The Count may not be able to leave the Metropol, as he will be shot if he steps foot outside, but the outside world comes to him. Soviet leaders, movie stars, diplomats, international businessmen, poets and dissidents all find their way to this still grand hotel. With a rich and intriguing cast of characters, a cinematic touch and engaging style, “A Gentleman in Moscow” is already a top pick for the fall season and beyond. I loved it, loved it, loved it! – Recommended by Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store Director of Buying

The Last True Love Story

by Brendan Kiely

($17.95 Simon & Schuster)

One of my favorite books for teens to celebrate the new school year. Why I LOVE this story: It’s a road trip book. Seventeen-year-old Hendrix (lonely, kind of awkward boy) and Corrina (lonely, bad-ass guitar playing girl) and Hendrix’s grandfather (Gpa), suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, have ditched everything and are driving from California to New York. It’s also a book about finding yourself. All three of the protagonists—mostly the teens—learn a lot about who they are through a series of misadventures on the way. It’s also a story about romantic love and familial love. No spoilers on that score. In short, I LOVE this book. As you would expect from Brendan Kiely, the writing is exquisite and the characters are perfectly drawn. Great for not only teen readers but adults, too, especially anyone caring for an aging parent or grandparent. – Recommended by Len Vlahos, Tattered Cover Book Store Co-Owner