- How did the Count handle being under house arrest in the Metropol Hotel? If you were under house arrest, would you have handled yourself with the same dignity and grace?
- During his captivity, the Count meets two young women who change his life. In what ways did these girls shape him?
- There’s a through-line in the novel about censorship in Communist Russia. Do you think the author making any statements about the necessity of free speech?
- Of the people the Count meets in the hotel, which character was your favorite and why?
Book Club Bites
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