Another monthly reading in January

The Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.



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  • Susan R.

    The book was terrific and interesting to dissect.

    January 30, 2014

  • Mary b.

    Great discussion!

    January 30, 2014

  • Janice D.

    Engaging discussion of multilayered book and diverse characters.

    January 30, 2014

  • Elissa V.

    Disappointed that I can't attend working late.

    January 28, 2014

    • Susan R.

      Thank you, Elissa, for letting me know and changing your RSVP. That's considerate and appreciated. I hope you make it to a future book reading.

      January 29, 2014

  • Susan R.

    Ok, folks, I rescheduled this reading to next Wednesday and hope you can make it.

    January 21, 2014

    • Susan R.

      Please change your RSVP if you cannot come to the rescheduled event.

      January 21, 2014

  • Mary Lou A.

    Another winner!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Elissa V.

    Saw this book as I was browsing in Barnes and Nobles. I liked the title and loved the cover. But I didn't buy it - that is until I had to for the meetup. Looking forward to hearing what you all came away with.

    January 19, 2014

  • Diana

    A book I read already, fantastic.

    November 13, 2013

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