“The Gentlemen in Moscow” was such a perfect match to my reading needs, so I bought “Rules of Civility” by the same author.
It is yet another exquisite novel by Amor Towles. It is his first, published in 2011.
The novel is the story of Katey Kontent, a descendant of Russian immigrants, who establishes herself in the New York of late 30s. She transforms and lets the city transform her from a typist to the editor of a famous magasine. The character is quite my type of freedom-breathing girl:
“- Come on, sweet stuff, said a conductor.
– Sweet your own stuff, I replied.”
I enjoyed the book so much that I wanted to read it again once I turned its last page.
Bookmark – by Sofia, my daughter.