The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

More than ONE MILLION copies sold

A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick


A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year

“Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club
 
“A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR

The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America


In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
EB
Edoardo Ballerini
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16:39
hr min
RELEASED
2021
October 5
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
1
GB

Customer Reviews

sckibler ,

A beautiful gift

This is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long time. The story is as epic as any Greek fable, but the character development was simply
beautiful and a gift. Thank you.

Perpetual Follower ,

Excellent read!

It was very hard to take a break from listening to this book. I did not want the story to end.

JT7474 ,

Excellent Book!

An amazing writer, very good readers.
This was much more than an adventure, it was an insight into people and situations.
Impressive, wonderful, dark,
yet hopeful.

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