Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

Rules of Civility

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,177 Ratings

Description

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and A Gentleman in Moscow, 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 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.

Reviews

  • Lovely read

    5
    By suziefashion
    Spectacular work of literary fiction. Delicious characters. Fabulous sentence structure. My favorite read since “A Gentleman—-“
  • Rules Of Civility

    4
    By Readingbythesea
    Came across this book by accident. I read the reviews, I have to agree and disagree with them. It was an interesting read, I lost some interest in a middle, but glad I kept reading.
  • Wonderful!!!

    5
    By NotaNickname2012
    Such a beautifully written book! It’s so rare to find books this well-written in this day and age. It’s definitely a great book for those that know how to read.
  • A perfectly polished jewel!

    5
    By laithido
    I fell in love with A Gentleman in Moscow first and didn’t think that Amor’s debut novel could reach that level of sophistication, but I was wrong!! This is just beautiful and so thoughtful. Every word written in this book has a personal resonance for me. I cannot wait for Amor’s next creation. Thank you!
  • Another masterpieceq

    5
    By maryp808
    I am never disappointed with this author and wish there were many more books for me to read. His style of writing takes you into the heart of each character. I have enjoyed this book tremendously after being wowed by A Gentleman in Moscow.
  • Was hoping for something different

    3
    By Dee2019201920192019
    I was pleasantly surprised when Katherine the main character showed such class and restraint in the scene when Tinker first kissed her. But toward the last chapters it ended up predictable when things went wrong and she ended hooking up with Dicky. And her intimate goodbye scene with Anne, was that really necessary? I think Towles’s is a very good story teller. Kept me wanting to keep reading. Just wish he didn’t feel the need to make the main character so predictable.
  • Take Me to Moscow

    5
    By dschillinger53
    Not many period novels can make you really feel what that time and place felt like. This does. And you’ll quickly wish you were sharing this time and this place with these characters. So engrossing, you’ll be sad when it ends and you have to return to your world.
  • Favorite!

    5
    By MissK29
    I love the authors writing style. I was captivated from the beginning!
  • Beautifully written book

    4
    By Kentucky Kid 69
    Amor Towles is an absolutely wonderful story teller. Best book I have read in some time.
  • Exquisite

    5
    By marjorie8888
    The writing was exquisite. I found myself re-reading paragraphs because I could not believe how amazing the writing was.