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ISBN: 0143121162

ISBN13: 9780143121169

Rules of Civility

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and the forthcoming The Lincoln Highway, a "sharply stylish" (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society--now with over one million readers worldwide

On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village...

Customer Reviews

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Another winner

While A Gentleman in Moscow is still my favorite, I thoroughly enjoyed Rules of Civility. So much so I hunted down a copy of Eve in Hollywood to keep it going.

A different view

A different view of Edith Warton's world, told from the perspective of one who wasn't born into it, with a hero who was and then wasn't. This was a very fun read. The second book I have read by Amor Towles. The first, The Gentleman from Moscow, I am out of order. Looking forward to Lincoln Highway. The book lost some of its credibility when the narrator spoke of the one time perfect leading man being happy with his new life on the docks. He had worked so hard to create his perfect image and lived long enough in luxury that it is quite a stretch to believe him to be satisfied in such a life that was represented by the photographers second shot.

His Writing Puts You There

I loved how Amor Towles writes. His vivid descriptions of the period, his knowledge of the history and how its woven into his writing. I first found Rules of Civility when trying to find audio CDs to make my long commutes tolerable. I actually began looking forward to my drives knowing that his wonderful storytelling was awaiting me. I can also highly recommend what I think is his only other book A Gentleman in Moscow...simply wonderful!

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