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Buzzy Book Review: The Lincoln Highway

Title: The Lincoln Highway
Author: Amor Towles
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 592
Publisher: Viking
Date Published: October 5, 2021
You can find it here: Bookshop.org


I haven’t read A Gentleman in Moscow, I’m going to have fix that now! I had assumptions, and I don’t know where they came from, that Amor’s books would be unapproachable or “high brow” and dense. Not so. Don’t get me wrong, Amor Towles writes with high intellect and confidence – The Lincoln Highway is one smart novel – but he writes with a laid-back, completely approachable, comforting way that is so easy to sink into.

The Lincoln Highway brought back my love of reading. 

After a disaster of a reading year that was 2021, I really started to wonder if I even enjoyed books anymore. In the final hour, after one hundred and six novels, I finally found my favourite read of the year! 

I simply loved this book. This quiet, intelligent, thought provoking nuggets on every page, character driven book. Cozy comfort, beautiful characters, heart touching moments, and a message that continues to extend beyond the plot, this is a not-to-be-missed-novel for fans of historical fiction, arresting, iconic characters, slow moving plots that allow those characters to fully bloom, a bit of heartache, and a whole lot of love. A little bit Steinbeck, a little bit Faulkner, The Lincoln Highway is a modern story that feels like a classic. 


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