If you loved The Lincoln Highway, or if you are waiting on the holds list, try one of the recommended titles below.
Also, be sure to check out the author’s website at www.amortowles.com. You will find information about the writing of Lincoln Highway, a list of book discussion questions and learn about Amor Towles’ other books. You can even find a link to the Spotify list of music that Towles listened to as he wrote The Lincoln Highway.
Setting Free the Kites by Alex George- Befriending a fearless newcomer who helps him work through the challenges of being frequently bullied, Robert works at his friend’s side during a summer at his family’s amusement park and uncovers harsh truths about personal secrets and revenge. Also available as a downloadable audiobook.
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead- “The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an epic trip – through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood – and you’ll relish every minute.”- People magazine.
Red to the Bone by Jacqueline Woodward- An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Also available as a downloadable audiobook and an EBook.
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger- Fleeing the Depression-era school for Native American children who have been taken from their parents, four orphans share a life-changing journey marked by struggling farmers, faith healers, and lost souls. Available as a downloadable audiobook on Hoopla and Overdrive and EBook.
Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig- Rejected by his domineering great aunt during the summer of 1951, imaginative eleven-year-old Donal travels back to his ailing grandmother’s home accompanied by his German great uncle while experiencing haphazard adventures along the way.
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller- After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horowitz , flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward- Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother’s addictions and his grandmother’s cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. Also available as a downloadable audiobook and an EBook.