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DISCUSS Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2011 Set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of New York City circa 1938, Rules of Civility follows three friends--Katey, Eve, and Tinker--from their chance meeting at a jazz club on New Year's Eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. Tinker orbits in the world of the wealthy; Katey and Eve stretch their few dollars out each evening on the town. While all three are complex characters, Katey is the story's shining star. She is a fully realized heroine, unique in her strong sense of self amidst her life's continual fluctuations. Towles' writing also paints an inviting picture of New York City, without forgetting its sharp edges. Reminiscent of Fitzgerald, Rules of Civility is full of delicious sentences you can sit back and savor (most appropriately with a martini or two). --Caley Anderson (published 2011, 352 pages)

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  • mary a.

    Sorry about tonight- I got home around 5:30, ate, sat in a chair and somehow fell asleep and didn't wake up until 7:30. I was anxious to hear thoughts on the book. See you next time.

    January 10, 2013

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