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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-01-05 Pages: 352 Language: English Publisher: Hodder Stoughton WHAT THEY SAID about RULES OF CIVILITY: Everything about this novel. set in 1930s New York. is achingly stylish - from the authors name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent. daughter of Russian immigrants. and Evie Ross. from the sleepy midwest. are an ambitious. wisecracking pair who. despite lack of money and connections. aim to set the city alight. A fortuitous meeting with the apparently wealthy Tinker Grey on New Years Eve. 1937. will change the course of both their lives. - Guardian If you want shopping at Bendels. gin martinis at a debutantes mansion and jazz bands playing until 3am. RULES OF CIVILITY has it all and more ... While youre lost in the whirl of silk stockings. furs and hip flasks. all you care about is what Katey Kontent does next. Another one bartender. please....
This is a beautifully written book. I did not want it to end.Published 16 months ago by Anne Turney
A friend of mine recommended this book to me, saying it was one of the best books she had read all year. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Laraine
I loved this book. It progressed slowly but was so enjoyable; I found the book comforting. I was not expecting such a book from an ex-banker, and it's a first novel. Read morePublished on July 31 2013 by Aggie G
I read this book on vacation last winter and could not put it down. Every page spurred me on. The characters and the dialogue are first rate - believable, funny, touching, real. Read morePublished on July 19 2013 by Quiet Mind
I found it slow going at the beginning but as I needed to read it for book club, I persevered. The cover descriptions of the protagonist fell short- not as humorous or quirky as... Read morePublished on June 9 2013 by Burchy
I really enjoyed reading this book. The setting and the characters are so well created! I recommend this book .Published on May 10 2013 by Anamaria
The writing style of this author is wonderful. A simple, well written story that is of the calibre of The Great Gatsby. Loved it. Read morePublished on April 20 2013 by Busygirl
Although interesting, it was not my type of book. I don't think I would recommend it to any of my friends.Published on April 1 2013 by Joan Thorkelson
Witty, clever, fast talking characters take us through the social strata of the haves and wannabes in New York at the end of the depression. Read morePublished on March 1 2013 by Ladicath