Released August, 2011
Bottom Line: Read it.
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Plot Summary of Rules of Civility:
The unlikely friendship of Katey and Eve (two young women struggling in 1930′s New York) with wealthy banker Tinker Grey gives the two girls access to the world of the New York social elite.
My Thoughts on Rules of Civility:
Through the first half of this book, I thought it was a lighthearted look at New York “society” in the 1930′s. This was fun and entertaining, but didn’t have much depth to it.
There is a certain point where something surprising is revealed that caused me to take a fresh look at things – and that’s what made me like this book even more. It added some depth that I was missing, but not so much as to take away from the book’s fun nature.
I also loved Katey’s witty commentary on NY society, which was essential to the strong “view from the outside” perspective that her character brings.
Rules of Civility is on my First Annual Summer Reading List (2013).