The Lincoln Highway tells the story of a young man, Ellis Robinson, who is sent to prison after being falsely accused of committing a crime. While incarcerated, he meets an inmate named Henry Lee Gates Jr., who teaches him about life and offers him guidance. After his release from prison, Ellis begins his journey down the eponymous Lincoln Highway in search of a new beginning. Along the way, he meets many interesting characters and experiences exciting adventures. Ultimately, Ellis finds what he was searching for all along – happiness and fulfillment – thanks to the help of those around him.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who enjoys a good story with interesting characters and an adventurous plot.
- The characters are well-developed and likable.
- The story is compelling and exciting.
- It provides a unique perspective on life.
- The Lincoln Highway is not a real thing.
- The book doesn’t have much of a plot.
- It’s poorly written.
Learn more about the author
Amor Towles is the author of Rules of Civility, which was a New York Times Bestseller and has been translated into over twenty languages. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
“The author has a gift for creating complex and interesting characters.”
“A beautifully written and emotionally charged novel about a man searching for redemption. Amor Towles is a master storyteller, and The Lincoln Highway is a must-read!”
“The Lincoln Highway is a compelling and well-written novel that tells the story of one man’s journey from innocence to experience. It is an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity, learning from mistakes, and finding happiness in life.”
“A moving and transcendent novel about finding one’s place in the world . . . Towles is a master of character, and he has created a lush cast of eccentrics, idealists, lost souls, and lovable mavericks. This novel is akin to Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece Our Town.”