NPR stories about Amor Towles
Amor Towles debuts with a crisp, 1930s Manhattan love story, while George Pelecanos and Sapphire return with novels that probe the dark sides of urban life. In nonfiction, Penn Jillette argues for atheism, and journalist Jane Gross reflects on caring for an aging parent.
Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from independent booksellers Lucia Silva, Rona Brinlee and Daniel Goldin. This winter, their top picks range in subject from toasters to typeface, odd bookmarks to old Volkswagens, department stores to pasta design.
A chance encounter lands a girl in elite New York society. Rules of Civility debuts at No. 6.
Filled with snappy dialogue and sharp observations, Amor Towles' elegant debut novel transports readers back to New York City circa 1938.