Amor Towles

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Amor Towles is an American bestselling author. After years spent working as an investment professional, he now devotes himself completely to writing. His novels, Rules of Civility (2011) and A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), were both New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into over thirty languages. He has also written essays and short stories published in Paris Review, Granta, and British Vogue.

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    One Hundred Years Of Solitude

    By Gabriel García Márquez

    Recommended by: Amor Towles
    Publish Date: 1967
    An epic tale which spans a hundred years of tumult and unrest in Latin America, One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch built the once flourishing city of Macondo, now dilapidated and in…
  • Swann’s Way

    By Marcel Proust

    Recommended by: Amor Towles
    Publish Date: 1913
    In the first volume in Proust’s monumental novel In Search of Lost Time, the narrator recounts his childhood, telling the love story between Swann and Odette, which took place before his own birth and yet forsees his future relationships. The…
  • If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler

    By Italo Calvino

    Recommended by: Amor Towles
    Publish Date: 1979
    A man realises that, in the copy of the book he recently purchased, a Polish novel has been mistakenly printed on its pages. As he returns to the bookshop the following day, he finds out that a woman is there…