This book was from the MARCH selection. The reviews reminded me of The Great Gatsby, a favorite of mine. I couldn't wait to pick up the copy but some how it got lost on the shelf.
I am glad to finish it this month. Rules of Civility: A Novel By Amor Towles, was a delight to read. I was on the streets of NYC with Katey. I worked with her, I dined with her and I knew the friend she wanted to be in every page.
Turn the pages and read all about a WOMEN'S view in this book. A girl working hard, having fun and making it on her own. LOVED it! A true inspiration to those young women starting their lives on their own in a big city.
Turn the pages and read all about the late 1930's the nightlife, the clothing, the restaurants. Men with class and women taking the steps toward independence.
Turn the pages and read all about the music. Jazz is alive in this book. Not center stage but you can hear the music playing in the bar rooms and restaurants.
My favorite review sums it up and I hope you take the time to sit and turn these pages.
Observer 'Irresistible ...A cross between Dorothy Parker and Holly Golightly, Katey Kontent is a priceless narrator in her own right - the brains of a bluestocking with the legs of a flapper and the mores of Carrie Bradshaw.'
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Product Description (from Amazon)
WHAT THEY SAID about RULES OF CIVILITY: 'Everything about this novel, set in 1930s New York, is achingly stylish - from the author's name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who, despite lack of money and connections, aim to set the city alight. A fortuitous meeting with the apparently wealthy Tinker Grey on New Year's Eve, 1937, will change the course of both their lives.' - Guardian 'If you want shopping at Bendel's, gin martinis at a debutante's mansion and jazz bands playing until 3am, RULES OF CIVILITY has it all and more ...While you're lost in the whirl of silk stockings, furs and hip flasks, all you care about is what Katey Kontent does next. Another one bartender, please.' - Observer 'Irresistible ...A cross between Dorothy Parker and Holly Golightly, Katey Kontent is a priceless narrator in her own right - the brains of a bluestocking with the legs of a flapper and the mores of Carrie Bradshaw.' - Telegraph 'Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful ...and desperate for a martini.' - Stylist 'My book of the year. If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction in 2011, I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit.' - Herald