Rules of CivilityBook - 2011
From the New York Times -bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow , a "sharply stylish" (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society.
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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It’s New Year’s Eve 1937 in New York City. Katey, the witty narrator, and her roommate, Eve, both in their twenties, find themselves enraptured by a smartly-dressed man who enters the bar. The three quickly form a friendship throughout the following year that takes the women into social circles far beyond their boardinghouse. The debut novel explores how encounters and choices made in your … (more)
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This debut novel explores how encounters and choices made in your 20s can have a lasting effect and shape your character in the years to come.
With traces of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – Midwesterners on the East Coast, high society and plenty of gin – and characters with names like Bitsy, Tin... Read More »