Amor Towles in conversation with Virginia Prescott - Table for Two

Amor Towles in conversation with Virginia Prescott - Table for Two

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2024 7:00 PM

Location:
The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

From the bestselling author of "The Lincoln Highway," "A Gentleman in Moscow," and "Rules of Civility," a richly detailed and sharply drawn collection of stories, including a novella featuring one of his most beloved characters.

A Cappella Books and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library welcome Amor Towles to The Carter Center in honor of his latest book, “Table for Two.” The author will appear in conversation with Virginia Prescott, President of School of Humans Audio and former host of GPB's "On Second Thought."

Tickets include a signed copy of "Table for Two."

Please note: Although tickets are non-refundable, if you cannot attend, your ticket still entitles you to a signed copy of the book. A Cappella Books will hold your book for one month from the event date. You may pick it up in-store or call us to request shipping.

About the Book

Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood.

The New York stories, most of which take place around the year 2000, consider the fateful consequences that can spring from brief encounters and the delicate mechanics of compromise that operate at the heart of modern marriages.

In Towles’s novel "Rules of Civility," the indomitable Evelyn Ross leaves New York City in September 1938 with the intention of returning home to Indiana. But as her train pulls into Chicago, where her parents are waiting, she instead extends her ticket to Los Angeles. Told from seven points of view, “Eve in Hollywood” describes how Eve crafts a new future for herself—and others—in a noirish tale that takes us through the movie sets, bungalows, and dive bars of Los Angeles.

Written with his signature wit, humor, and sophistication, "Table for Two" is another glittering addition to Towles’s canon of stylish and transporting fiction.

About the Author

Amor Towles is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Lincoln Highway," "A Gentleman in Moscow," and "Rules of Civility." His novels have collectively sold millions of copies and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

About the Conversation Partner

Before being named President of School of Humans audio division, Virginia Prescott hosted GPB's "On Second Thought" from 2018-2021. Prescott has gathered an impressive collection of tote bags and awards over decades in public media. She earned her audio chops as producer and director for NPR’s "On Point" and "Here and Now" and on the Peabody Award-winning team behind "Jazz from Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley." She’s worked at stations from New Orleans to New York, in conflict zones from the Balkans to Sierra Leone and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard