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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
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Aug 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: lj-books-reviewed, advanced-copy, grownups-fiction, historical
Read from August 28 to September 15, 2011

Towles, Amor. Rules of Civility. 10 CDs. 11.5 Hours. Penguin Audio. 2011. ISBN: 978-0-14-242927-3 $39.95. F

Rules of Civility tells the story of Katy Kontent's 1938. When she and her roommate Eve Ross meet handsome, wealthy Tinker Grey on New Year's Eve, a friendly competition starts between them to gain his affection. By spring, the rivalry develops into a romantic love triangle. After a terrible car accident in which Eve is disfigured, Katy backs out only to find that their triangle may have been a square. Narrated by Rebecca Lowman who fetches New York 1930's gin and jazz, decorating characters with her accents. A swell tale full of ring-a-ding-ding atmosphere and a leading lady who is hard boiled aces. Recommended to fans of The Adults by Alison Espach.

-Terry Ann Lawler - Phoenix Public Library, AZ.

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