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The Lincoln Highway

By Amor Towles

Book review and synopsis for The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, A story about four young men journeying from Nebraska to New York City set in 1950's America. The Lincoln Highway is set to be released on October 5, 2021.


In The Lincoln Highway, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska in June 1954 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.

Early Book Reviews

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What to Know About The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway is an upcoming novel by Amor Towles, set to be released October 5, 2021.

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