Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I just finished Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.  The third book I bought on my Nook, at 352 pages I just flew through it.  It is smart, funny and set in a period of time I have not seen many books cover - the year 1938.

The depression was winding down, WWII hadn't begun.  Women had left their flapper personas behind and were making their way in the world, more independently than ever.  Set in New York, the story is about a woman reflecting back on that year, a turning point in her life,  the people she meets, the decisions she makes (and those that are made for her.)

It is a glamorous and gritty time about Manhattann long before Sex & the City - yet in a way, full of  the same sort of stories. 


writingtowellness said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always looking for good fiction.

Nan said...

I'll have to look for it, assuming it's available in a dead tree edition. The last few books I've read have been rather disappointing; I need a change of pace.

smalltownme said...

All right -- it's available as both paper and e book at my library -- a wait for both. What to do?