Rules of Civility – It’s What We’re Reading

September 2011

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

Rules of Civility


Rules of Civility

Amor Towles
Centered around Katey Kontent, a transplant from small town to midtown, this atmospheric novel details life among the upper echelons of Manhattan society in the 1930’s.  Towles’ crisp prose captures that unique time between the Great Depression and World War II in one of the world’s most vibrant cities and has been called reminiscent of Fitzgerald and Capote but with a pitch all its own.  Combining history, social commentary, a doomed love story and a complicated gal pal relationship, Rules of Civility is engaging from beginning to end.