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“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” - Carl SaganWe meet monthly for book discussion with 2-3 social events additional. Book selection is by group decision and runs the spectrum. We mix it up to keep it interesting. 

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel

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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592 pages

Average rating: 7.91

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frannie-puckett
Mar 17, 2024
10/10 stars
Billy captured my heart. The ending surprised me, but it’s making more and more sense as I ponder.
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Sally St Clair
Feb 03, 2024
10/10 stars
The characters were so endearing to me! This is my first read by Amor Towels so want to read his other best sellers soon. I appreciated the writing of the story in medias res, and then explaining what that is. Disappointed that one character has an unhappy ending, with one finished business as well. What an adventure!
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imes909
Jan 11, 2024
10/10 stars
Different writing style but once you get used to it, it's so captivating
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Anonymous
Jan 09, 2024
6/10 stars
3.5 / 5, rounded down for GR

I thought this book was a good tale, and a well told story, but I finished it and didn't feel like there was REALLY much of a point / plot. So many things were left unresolved that although I loved the characters and the adventure, I felt like it just ended without much ado
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margardenlady
Dec 27, 2023
8/10 stars
This was a grand adventure, set in the 1950s, and including a cast of characters. We meet three young men who have all ended up in juvenile work camp but aren’t al bad. One is a farmer’s son with a temper, another is s trust fund baby with some misunderstanding of the world, a third is the he don of an actor/con man. Together and apart, they embark on a road trip with many side trips. I really enjoyed the characterizations and the adventure definitely moved right along.
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