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Rules of Civility: our Book Club’s first impression

Have you ever been completely taken in by a new book? In an ocean of books at the library, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices. Luckily, we have Goodreads and our friends to recommend a story. I’ve been asked to be our Book Club’s “voice” so I’m switching to using “I” so you all know there’s a person behind the blog! I can’t wait to hear what you think about the book so far.

This month’s pick was Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. We love how the author has a Reading Guide to help you immerse ourselves in the author’s thought process while he was creating this novel. Photography is a motif found throughout the book, which makes me very happy! I love taking pictures, don’t you?

The book is presented in four seasons, and it seemed like a movie because it begins in the present. Then it flashes back to New Year’s Eve of 1938, and Mr. Towles uses language to make us believe we’re in the smoky bar where characters larger than life fill our heads with music and conversation. I’m so curious to see what happens to Tinker.

Verdict: We liked Wintertime because it set the stage. Skip to the last few pages of the book to read the Appendix. You won’t regret it!

Check our Book Club page for recipe ideas. We hope enjoy our choices!

Until next week…

 

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