The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway

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The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Title:The Lincoln Highway
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735222359
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    The Lincoln Highway Reviews

  • Yun

    After loving the author's previous two books, one of which is an all-time favorite of mine, no one's more surprised than me that I didn't end up loving The Lincoln Highway.Emmett has just been release...

  • Angela M

    I’ve been writing short reviews these last couple of months, but I knew at some point a book would come along and I’d be compelled to say more about it than just a few sentences.********I thought ...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE, ONE OF MY TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR***5+++++ starsDO YOU WANT TO GO ON A ROAD TRIP???? The year is 1954 and our trip will take place along The Lincoln Highway. We’ll start in New Yo...

  • Swaroop

    It is important to read this if you have triggers >> *Content/Trigger - (view spoiler)[Suicide (hide spoiler)] -- My second Towles!"But sometimes a man's bad luck becomes too great to surmount, no mat...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Choo choo choo! That’s the sound of my disappointment train which suddenly left the town. With this ominous cue you may sense some very unpopular review is on its way! I’m not sure if it’s abou...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook….read by Edoardo Ballerini, Marin Ireland, Dion Graham …..16 hours and 39 minutes Being a… ….HUGE FAN of “A Gentleman in Moscow” and “Rules of Civility”…I was excited as a...

  • Maureen ( NOT RECEIVING NOTIFICATIONS)

    Another winner from the talent that is Mr Amor Towles .It’s June 1954, and 18 year old Emmett Watson is being driven home by Warden Williams after serving time in a Kansas youth facility. Emmett has...

  • Paromjit

    Amor Towles spins a beguiling and rollicking historical adventure set in the 1950s, brilliantly imaginative, and with an unforgettable cast of characters, ostensibly about a Lincoln Highway road trip ...

  • jessica

    holy cow. this roadtrip is a nightmare. everything that can go wrong, does. all because of duchess, who is one of the most unenjoyable characters to read about in the history of books. and honestly, t...

  • Chris

    Still catching up on books I finished this spring. My apologies. THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY is a gem. I adored Amor Towles's first two novels, and I savored every moment of this one. It's 1954, and three you...