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Epilogue, Finding Yourself in a Hotel, By Ron Powers

“Who would have imagined when you were sentenced to life in the Metropol all those years ago that you had just become the luckiest man in all of Russia.”                                                                                                 Mishka to The Count “One does not fulfill one’s … Continue reading

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Finding Yourself in a Hotel, Part Two, by Ron Powers

The Count, Alexander Ilyich Rostov, made many friends during his long stay at the Metropol: Arkady at the front desk; Velentina in housekeeping; Pasha and Petya, the bellhops; Vasily, the hotel concierge; Fatima Federova, the hotel florist; all the restaurant … Continue reading

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Finding Yourself in a Hotel, Part One, by Ron Powers

For years, movie goers and readers have been fascinated with the fictional possibilities that arise with the premise of a man or woman—or even a cast of characters—actually living for a time in a hotel. In my lifetime, Hollywood as … Continue reading

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Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”

At our April 2019 meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Van Perdue: Armor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, Viking; 1 edition (September 6, 2016).

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