Friday, August 15, 2014

Reading: Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility
Amor Towles

Upon entering Ireland I wanted to pick a book that was fun and kept my attention when I needed to tune out and relax. Well it turns out, as I should have suspected, it was Ireland that was too much fun and so Mr. Towles novel would have to wait until we were recovering from all that Celtic shenanigans and peacefully in the south of France. I couldn't have picked a better spot for indulging in this wonderfully written novel and a portion of this story takes place on this very soil. 

Rules of civility goes back to a time when the art of conversation was still in full swing, women were on the verge of equality in the male dominated world and the great depression in the US was just about to give way to the second world war. It takes you back, if you are not still there, to the freedom of a girl in her twenties with the world at her feet and a cocktail in her hand.  A wonderfully written story to get lost and found in. 

What are you reading?

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