Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
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Rules of Civility Summary
Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.
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"Starred Review. [A] smashing debut... remarkable for its strong narrative, original characters and a voice influenced by Fitzgerald and Capote, but clearly true to itself." - Publishers Weekly
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Amor Towles was born and raised just outside Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. He is a Principal at an investment firm in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children. You can find him online at www.amortowles.com.
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