Adult Book Discussion

Virtual Book Discussion, Wednesday, April 21st, 11AM


This event will take place virtually. An invite with a Zoom link will be emailed one week prior to the discussion, to the email address you provide with your registration. To register click on the following link:

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and 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 entry 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.

(Soon to be adapted as a limited series starring Kenneth Branaugh)

Copies of the book are available to check out at the Oscar Grady Public Library, or by placing a request through