Books & Beats: September 24, 2016
In A Gentleman in Moscow (Viking) by Amor Towles, a young aristocrat’s poem saves him from catching a Bolshevik bullet. He ends up under house arrest in a grand hotel. Betsy Burton says the book is “utterly and perfectly enjoyable, romantic in the old style, full of adventure, love, [and] derring-do.”
Then, singer-songwriter Lera Lynn got famous playing depressing music in a more depressing bar on the second season of “True Detective.” That stuff’s great, but the music she plays on her own albums is much richer. Lera Lynn performs at The State Room on Friday, September 30th.
Music by Lera Lynn heard on this Books & Beats:
1: “This is My Least Favorite Life”
2: “Out to Sea”