Cocktail Party and Book Event: 'The Rules of Civility' with Amor Towles Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm -9pm
You are invited to join Brilliant Books, author Amor Towles and Ella's to celebrate the paperback release of NYT bestseller, 'The Rules of Civility'.
"Glamorous Gotham in one to relish…a book that enchants on first reading . . . a love letter to Manhattan on the eve of World War II, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the way certain people lived back then, or how we like to imagine they did through the smoke-and-gin filter of great books, movies, and indelible images.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion, which is . . . Greenwich Village in 1937 and the staff at Ella's are prepared to style you and embolden you to be fabulous and well turned out because, truly, we need more reasons to celebrate.
We'll pour Brilliant sparkling champagne to toast this sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. One of the most successful and warmly embraced – by critics, readers, and booksellers, alike – first novels to have been published last year, RULES OF CIVLITY “resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age” (The New York Times Book Review).
“Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent…[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he’s writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it.”
“It’s the Depression, and a gal Friday with a mouth like Dorothy Parker’s is dallying with the smart set…turns out she’s not the only climber. A joyride through the ups and downs of 1930s high society.”
Born in 1964, Amor Towles was raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University. He is a principal at an investment firm in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children. Mr. Towles is an ardent fan of early 20th century painting, 1950’s jazz, 1970’s cop shows, rock & roll on vinyl, obsolete accessories, manifestoes, breakfast pastries, pasta, liquor, snow-days, Tuscany, Provence, Disneyland, Hollywood, the cast of Casablanca, 007, Captain Kirk, Bob Dylan (early, mid, and late phases), the wee hours, card games, cafés, and the cookies made by both of his grandmothers. RULES OF CIVILITY is his first novel.