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Number-one New York Times Best Seller

A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick

A New York Times Notable Book, and chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year

“Wise and wildly entertaining ... permeated with light, wit, youth.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“A classic that we will read for years to come.” (Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna Book Club)

“A real joyride ... elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” (NPR)

The best-selling 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, 18-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served 15 months 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 Billy and head to California, 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, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction - to the city of New York.

Spanning just 10 days and told from multiple points of view, Towles' third novel will satisfy fans of his multilayered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

©2021 Amor Towles (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

“[A] mischievous, wise and wildly entertaining novel...Towles goes all in on the kind of episodic, exuberant narrative haywire found in myth or Homeric epic. ... Each [character], Towles implies, is the central protagonist of an ongoing adventure that is both unique and universal...remarkably buoyant...permeated with light, wit, youth...Towles has snipped off a minuscule strand of existence - 10 wayward days - and when we look through his lens we see that this brief interstice teems with stories, grand as legends.” (New York Times Book Review)

“[A] bracing, heroic adventure...Towles plays stylishly with elements of the picaresque, the coming-of-age novel and the epic quest. ... The indelible final scene, which I did not see coming, perfectly encapsulates the theme of inheritance, and what choices the characters make about what they are given, to determine their own fates.” (Seattle Times)

“[The Lincoln Highway] loses none of the author’s trademark wit or style ... a cross-country adventure packed with unexpected twists and unforgettable action.” (Town & Country)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Lincoln Highway

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Another Five Star Novel!

Amor Towles has become one of my favourite storytellers. This novel did not disappoint. His stories transport you to another time and you can imagine yourself there walking among the characters as though you are part of their world. I will no doubt listen to this one again as I have done all his books.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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Another masterpiece

I love Amor Towes and this is a good story. It is full of detail like his other books, which keeps things moving at a good pace, but because the same story is being told concurrently by different characters, it's easy to miss things. It wasn't my favourite Towes book, but still a masterpiece.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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Great listen

“Rules of civility” is still my favorite Amor Towles. This book is really good… his writing is captivating.
I hooked myself onto thinking the mother was to be more involved. I enjoyed all the characters… especially Billy!

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Top notch listen

I had a great listen. Wow. Fun and thrilling. Wonderful audiobook. I will listen again. And I thought the ending was well crafted. I loved this book from beginning to end.

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excellent fiction

loved it! great new book from a talented writer. Page turner, just like the previous ones

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Fantastic novel!!!

I really enjoy Amor Towles novels. Great depiction of the time setting and great characters. His characters are rich in detail and his stories are original meaning you are not going to predict where the story will go. I can’t wait to read/listen to his next novel. He can’t write fast enough for me!!! The narrators were excellent choices for this novel.

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At times painful, but ultimately; glorious

The struggles of Ulysses transposed to the nine teen fifties. Amor does it again!

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fabulous story

the writing of Amor Towles is so delicious, I never want it to end. the twists and turns are unexpected with a beautiful flow. I also enjoyed the narration very much.

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Recommended, but...

Loved it right up to the end. The ending was not satisfying. Felt like the author got tired of writing.

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Absolutely beautifully written. Don’t miss out.

Intelligent, Insightful, Soul stirring and deeply entertaining. The characters are complex. The story is riddled with emotion and beauty and intelligent prose. You cannot miss reading this book. It is a gift.

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  • Meaghan Bynum
  • 2021-10-10

I'm totally opposite

It took me more than a month to finish A Gentleman In Moscow. I finished this book in 2 days. AGIM was just....so slow for 2/3 of the book. By the time I was done, I had it on 2.8 speed to hurry the book along. However, with The Lincoln Highway, I was surprised when it was over. I'm aware that I'm totally opposite of most reviewers, but this was much better and interesting than A Gentleman In Moscow
I enjoyed the multiple narrators and POVs. Like I say, I finished this book in 2 days. I just...found it interesting. I know I'm in the minority, but it's OK..

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  • Amazon Ash
  • 2021-10-13

A story you can’t put down

Amor Towles delivers another epic page-turner with The Lincoln Highway. The plot, setting, and characters are masterfully written. It is one of those books, like the author’s previous offerings, Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow, that is an extreme pleasure to read and leaves you with a longing for the story to continue after the final page. In my opinion, Amor Towles is one of the best authors in contemporary literature today.

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  • CMC
  • 2021-10-13

Amor Towles does it again!

This book is my favorite read of 2021–actually in a long time. I had loved “A Gentleman in Moscow” and was not expecting to enjoy “The Lincoln Highway” quite as much. Towles manipulates character and the various story lines like a high wire juggler. I enjoyed the many voices. His classical references are masterful without being tedious. They are the warp to the textured weft of this expertly crafted book. He is a fabulous writer and story teller.

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  • Patt LaPierre
  • 2021-10-10

His Best

Excellent plot, exquisite characterization and pacing but above all a story of human lives, adventures and relationships.Beautifully crafted and beautifully narrarated by masters of the art of storytelling!

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  • Linda
  • 2021-10-07

Returned after 2 hours of listening

Agree with other reviewers regarding the narration. His portrayal of Billy made every line spoken sound like an overeager idiot, which he clearly was not. Too bad, love this author, may have to read instead of listen.

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  • Robyn Hansen
  • 2021-10-19

Great for a road trip

Loved the story throughout but found the ending slightly problematic. Need to think some more about it, Which isn't all bad.

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  • Anna P
  • 2021-10-14

Really wanted to like it

Amor Towles is one of my favorite authors. I loved Rules of civility and Gentleman in Moscow even more. Unfortunately this book did not grab my attention. Narration was good and story line definitely had potential, still I found it to be boring and at the end wasn’t sure what was the point of the story.

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  • Lynne Fawcett
  • 2021-10-14

Best book of 2021 for me.

Mr. Towles is a true wordsmith. I was hooked on the first sentence of this book and could not stop listening. When It ended, I was a bit stunned. It seemed to end abruptly, leaving me to wonder if there, (hopefully), be a sequel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-10-12

Oh what a story!

What a great story. The authors best yet. And the narrators perfectly captured the characters.

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  • cindy mullikin
  • 2021-10-14

Disappointed

I was hoping something well written as A Gentleman in Moscow. This story wasn’t even close. I’m not sure if there was a political agenda here or not. This story had very little substance.

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