Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles: 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.
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“If we only fell in love with people who were perfect for us, he said, then there wouldn't be so much fuss about love in the first place.”  ― Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Portrait of a Young Girl in a Green Dress by De Lempicka also known as Jeune fille en vert, Young Girl With Gloves, or Girl in Green with Gloves

Columbus Circle, New York, 1936. Photo by Berenice Abbott.

Columbus Circle, Manhattan, 1938 : by Berenice Abbott, an American photographer best known for her black and white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the

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Beautiful 1937 gown in black and white, flared at the knee with taffeta-style layering.

June 1938: Writer Dorothy Parker with child actor Dickie Van Patten (later known as Dick Van Patten of 'Eight Is Enough') in Greenwich Village.

June Writer Dorothy Parker with child actor Dickie Van Patten (later known as Dick Van Patten of 'Eight Is Enough') in Greenwich Village.

So many lovely Penguins!!

So many lovely Penguins!

A Gentleman in Moscow By Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles. April 2017 A Page in Time Book Club

Enter for your chance to win all the galleys given away from the Penguin booth at #BEA16!

Enter for your chance to win all the galleys given away from the Penguin booth at

Pearl Buck    The Nobel Prize in Literature 1938 was awarded to Pearl Buck "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".

Pearl S. Buck - Nobel Prize in Literature 1938 "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces" Read her beautifully written book, The Good Earth.

Town & Country says #AGentlemanInMoscow "inhales you into its seductively Gatsby-esque universe" http://bit.ly/1TXMwjB

Town & Country says #AGentlemanInMoscow "inhales you into its seductively Gatsby-esque universe" http://bit.ly/1TXMwjB

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