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Book Club - Rules of Civility

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“Rules of Civility”

By Amor Towles

Kibbitznest Book Club - Organized by Sara Schroeder

    On the last night of 1937, twentyfive 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 this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age of screwball comedy.”

–New York Times Book Review

 

“A smashing debut…remarkable for its strong narrative, original characters and a voice influenced by Fitzgerald and Capote, but clearly true to itself.”

–Publishers Weekly

 

“Towles [plays] with some of the great themes of love and class, luck and fated encounters that animated Wharton novels such as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.”

-Chicago Tribune

 

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