Book Review: Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Rules of Civility will transport you to the late 1930’s in Manhattan. On New Year’s Eve 1937, Katey and her boardinghouse roommate, Eve, will take you out on the town for libations and music where they meet a handsom young man called Tinker. That meeting sparks an unpredicted chain of events for 25-year-old Katey.

Throughout the following year, 1938, Katey mingles with high society and works for the Editor of Conde Nast’s newest magazine. Her friendship with Eve changes as her relationship with Tinker develops and a whole cast of entertaining characters fill in the rest of 1938.

Rules of Civility is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. What I loved most about this book, aside from being transported to another time, was that while Katey is young and finding her way, she is never lost. She’s a strong young woman and I loved reading her adventures.