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Rules of Civility: The Greatest Generation Glitters in Gotham

Amor Towles brings the Greatest Generation to life in his debut novel, Rules of Civility. Although some comparison to The Great Gatsby is unavoidable, Rules of Civility is anything but derivative.  Towles’ brilliant turns of phrase, dry wit, and unvarnished appraisal of the social mores … Continue reading

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