Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We Recommend: The Rules of Civility

Now that we are in our Gatsby hangover, the perfect way to move on is by reading The Rules of Civility, Amor Towles' elegant and sweet debut novel.  The book follows a female protagonist, Katy Kontent, who is determined to achieve the good life in Depression-era Manhattan, but never hides her humble roots, and works her hardest to get ahead in her career.  The people around her, however, are not always as genuine.  Towles' sophisticated style, and Katey's witty voice, make this book a fascinating study on human behavior, motivation, and relationships, while remaining light enough to be completely delightful.

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