The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

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Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and
received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment
professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing in
Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children. His novels Rules of Civility, A
Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway have collectively sold more than six
million copies and been translated into more than thirty languages. Both Bill Gates and
President Barack Obama included A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln
Highway on their annual book recommendation lists.
The Lincoln Highway (2021) debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In
June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the
warden of the work farm where he has just served a year 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 and head
west 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. Goodreads 4.5