Rules of Civility

Version: Unabridged
Author: Amor Towles
Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Genres: Literature
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: November 2015
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide

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.

Reviews (2)

Written by Diana Hyland on December 25th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this start to finish. Brings you vividly into another world with twists and turns and beautifully crafted characters.

Written by Melissa Sandefer on May 10th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved it! F. Scott Fitzgerald would have loved it. And Edith Wharton too

Author Details

Author Details

Towles, Amor

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. After working more than twenty years as an investment professional, Towles now writes full time. He is also the author of the novella Eve in Hollywood, available as an e-book. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.