MIYC October 2017

Marco Island Yacht Club

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Please join us for our October Book Club Event and Luncheon! Book selection: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Date: Thursday, October 26 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

Format: A Book and author overview presentation will be followed by a Russian-themed luncheon. Discussion topics and questions will be provided for each table, and a wrap-up discussion led by our presenter will be conducted during dessert. Cost: $35.00 per person Reservations - 239-394-0199

Count Alexander Rostov — recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt — is a "Former Person," deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922. Russia's new Soviet masters have sentenced him, improbably enough, to house arrest in Moscow's luxurious Metropol hotel, across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives out his days in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. Rostov passes the decades making a whole world out of a hotel and the people in it — a precocious 9-year-old, a moody chef, the French maître d', elegant clientele, and so on, all the while decorating the dining room with his bon mots and experiencing unlimited "adventures." He is not the king of infinite space, but he does live a full and rich life according to the principle that, "If one did not master one's circumstances, one was bound to be mastered by them." This is a most-engaging book, and is available in Kindle and audio format.

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