After being released from a work farm having committed involuntary manslaughter, Emmett Watson and his unbelievably mature and capable eight year old brother Billy want to travel on the Lincoln Highway. They hope to find their mother in San Francisco on July 4th, 1954. However, before they can even begin their journey, they are surprised by a visit from Duchess and Woolly who have plans of their own- plans that would send Emmett and Billy in the opposite direction.
If I gave The Lincoln Highway a grade, it would be a C. The characters are unrealistic, and the plot is predictable. I finished the book because I thought it would get better; unfortunately it did not. Judging from his first two works, I know Amor Towles is capable of a better read than The Lincoln Highway.