Enjoy lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts; drop-ins
welcome. Date and times of event 1st Monday of the month, two locations
and times. This month we are reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a
young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. 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.