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[Used] Rules of Civility

| Penguin Group USA | 6/26/2012

ISBN-10 : U174365915   ISBN-13 : 9780143121169   List Price : $8.50

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a &;sharply stylish&; (Boston Globe) book for Mom on Mother's Day about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society&;now with over one million readers worldwide

On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society&;where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

With its sparkling depiction of New York&;s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.



A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a Greenwich Village jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults witty Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well and a single-minded widow. A first novel. Reprint.

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and asingle-minded widow.

From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide

On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.



Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0143121162
  • ISBN-13: 9780143121169
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 335
  • Dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.98 (d)
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