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Rules of Civility’s Amor Towles

Hi, Bookies: The author of Rules of Civility, our February book, answers questions about who—and what—inspired his story, the relationships of his characters, and what interests him as a writer. (Note: Our questions appear below in the order in which the author answered them, and in terms of punctuation and such I’ve forgone the usual spit and polish: I like his ampersands.) […]

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Rules of Civility: Chapter 18 Through the Epilogue

Hello, Bookies! Sadly, we’ve come to the end of our whirlwind adventure through 1930s New York via Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility. But before we park our Bentley in the garage, there’s quite a bit to talk about! While the action throughout the book kept me riveted, the last 10 chapters were full of so many twisty turns and shocking surprises that […]

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Rules of Civility: Chapters 9 Through 17

Hi there, Bookies! I’m back to explore the next nine chapters of Amor Towles’s Rules of Civility…let’s hop in our Bentley and take on the town, shall we? When we last left our heroine, Katey Kontent, she was settling into a life without her glamorous friends Tinker and Eve. Yet at the start of Chapter 9, Eve pops up to fill […]

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Rules of Civility: Preface Through Chapter 8

Hello, Bookies! Ready to jump into Rules of Civility and all of the excitement that comes along with it? Here we go… When I began reading the preface, I was surprised, yet delighted, to learn that the introduction to Rules of Civility took place not in 1930s New York City as I expected but in a much later, more familiar-to-me […]

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Greetings, Reading Enthusiasts!

My name is Anastasia Signoretta, and I am so excited to take the journey with you through 1930s New York City via the pages of Amor Towles’ novel, Rules of Civility! Even though I love my day job as the production manager for RealSimple.com, I’m really looking forward to moonlighting this month as the No-Obligation Book Club moderator. When asked to […]

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