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RULES OF CIVILITY
BY AMOR TOWLES
For those of you who fancy a more endearing novel, then the Den highly recommends Amor Towles's Rules of Civility - An engaging, captivating read set in late 1930’s New York.
Allow yourself to be sucked into high society and the socialising world of Manhattan as seen through the eyes of Katey Kontent. Daughter of Russian immigrants, Katey starts her career and life in Manhattan with her Mid West American confident Evelyn Ross and the rather charismatic and charming Mr Tinker Grey. The novel takes a closer look at their choices and “what ifs” that we all experience at this stage of our lives and leaves you wondering on their behalf what other paths their lives might have taken.
You can’t help but admire these flawed individuals yet become equally frustrated by the mistakes they make and part of the appeal is that Katey herself is not a wholly likeable individual.
The narrative shines and the setting is stylish - a thoroughly enjoyable read.
The Den are huge fans of Amor Towles and if you enjoyed this then next stop is A Gentleman in Moscow which made it into our Den's Dozen and a favourite in book clubs.
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