“If you’ve ever wondered what 1930s New York City was like, Amor Towles, through his debut novel, Rules of Civility (Viking, 2011; Books on Tape; Penguin Audio; audio on OverDrive; Large Print Thorndike; released in Trade Pbk, in June) is one of the best tour guides around,” says Costco’s head book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, describing her January book pick in COSTCO Connections.
In the accompanying interview, Towles recounts his journey from a successful 21-year career as the co-founder of an investment fund to full-time writer and says he can’t wait to start his next book
The book spent one week in the top 15 of the NYT Hardcover Fiction after its release in 2011 and 9 weeks on the trade paperback list this year. Reviews praised it for its evocation of the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton. NPR added kudos, calling it a “stylish, elegant and deliberately anachronistic debut novel.”
Some libraries still showing holds.