The year is 1954. Emmett and Billy—two young brothers from Nebraska—are on a cross-country road trip with two other boys Emmett met in juvenile detention. The four set off for New York City, but the other boys are scammers who steal the car. Stranded but determined to track them down, Emmett and Billy embark on a journey that only gets wilder from there.
With a down-to-earth style and deep literary roots tracking back to Homer, Shakespeare, Faulkner, and Joyce, Amor Towles’s latest novel was called a “joyride” by NPR. It’s the latest addition to the fiction shelf in our library, and a perfect escape for summer. Check out our Instaread on The Lincoln Highway.