ST. LUKE’S BOOK CLUB
The next Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, August 17 at noon in the Canterbury Room. The selection for August is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Bring your lunch! Please feel free to invite other people you know that enjoy reading – all are welcome!
CANTERBURY CINEMA (Gather at 5pm for a light supper and film)
Stay tuned for the next season’s offerings of Canterbury Cinema films.