Last year I read 2 books by Amor Towles. The first one I read was 'A Gentleman in Moscow', a book about the adventures of a Russian poet who was sentenced to house arrest in a hotel for life. I found it a fascinating story & the writer is amazing. This was actually his 2nd book. The first was called 'Rules of Civility' & I went back & found it.too. It was very good as well, still with great writing & an interesting story. So when I heard the author was publishing another book, I was very excited. I even bought it in hardback, something I have not done in years. I don't normally read a book a 2nd time so it's on Ebay now, still the New York Times #1 best seller. I'm hoping I can get what I paid for it.