Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Set in 1930's New York city and focused on the life of Katherine Kontent, her friends and the decisions she makes that forge her future.
I love reading about an independent woman who is just as comfortable in her own company as well as the company of friends (and oh! She is a reader!)...and add in witty banter and it's all the better. Katherine is level headed in the extreme and is able to read between the lines at what people are really saying and meaning (a talent I am a little jealous of) and direct her actions accordingly. Even though this is a work of fiction the writing was still evocative enough to make me feel like I really was a part of 1930's Manhattan.