Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 335 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 4 minutes
First Published: 2011
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.
Quotes from Rules of Civility
It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book.
Be careful when choosing what you’re proud of–because the world has every intention of using it against you.
If we only fell in love with people who were perfect for us…then there wouldn’t be so much fuss about love in the first place.
For better or worse, there are few things so disarming as one who laughs well at her own expense.
About Amor Towles
Amor Towles is the author of Rules of Civility, The Lincoln Highway, and A Gentleman in Moscow. He was born and raised in the Boston area and currently lives in Manhattan. Visit the author’s website →