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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Hosted By: Temple Israel Center

Temple Israel Center presents TIC Talks. Count Alexander Rostov 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. We have much to learn from him, and from his beloved aphorism from Montaigne: “If a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them.”

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Teacher

Amir Towles

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.
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Temple Israel Center

From our beginnings in 1907 to our current status as a leading egalitarian, Conservative synagogue, Temple Israel Center has been an important force in the White Plains, NY community, and in the Conservative movement.
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