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U of I Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn about UIRA

Vandal Book Club

Join U of I alumni and friends of U of I for an online book club covering professional development and personal growth topics related to careers and leadership. The book club connects through a private forum where people can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining the book club is completely free for alumni and friends, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

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Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

February - March 2018

With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.”

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Stay tuned for upcoming books!

Past Books

Tara Westover and her memoir "Educated"
Vandal Book Club: Seventh Book
The cover of "Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
Vandal Book Club: Sixth Book
Experts of Our Potential by Brian Fretwell
Vandal Book Club: Fifth Book
Idaho: A Novel by Emily Ruskovich
Vandal Book Club: Fourth Book
Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father's Wars by Joy Passanante
Vandal Book Club: Third Book
The Big Burn
Vandal Book Club: Second Book
Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me book
Vandal Book Club: First Book

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