Rules of civility: A Novel

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From the New York Times -bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow , a "sharply stylish" (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society. 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.

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Full title rules of civility
Author towles amor
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display_description This novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. A chance encounter with Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults twenty-five-year-old Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into a year-long journey in the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow. Here in the executive suites of Conde Nast rareified environs, she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. She experiences firsthand the poise secured by wealth and station and the failed aspirations that lie just beow the surface. The novel offers a sparkling depiction of New York's social strata, intricate imagery and themes, a finely crafted unfoding of the unforseen, and immensely appealing characters, the heroine in particular. -- From book jacket.
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subject_facet Amerikanisches Englisch, Audiobooks, Book club kits, Carpet bag, Electronic books, Fiction, Historical fiction, Large type books, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (State) -- New York, New York (State) -- New York -- Wall Street, Nineteen thirties, Nineteen thirties -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Roman, Upper class, Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Young women, Young women -- Fiction
title_display Rules of civility
title_full Rules of Civility A Novel, Rules of civility / Amor Towles, Rules of civility : book club kit Towles, Amor., Rules of civility [electronic resource] / Amor Towles, Rules of civility [electronic resource] : A Novel. Amor Towles, Rules of civility [electronic resource] a novel / Amor Towles
title_short Rules of civility
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Amerikanisches Englisch, Fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Nineteen thirties, Roman, Upper class, Young women