Books Amor Towles Books by Amor Towles Amor Towles has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Amor Towles New In Paperback Breaking The Rules: In Faith, On The Street And Of A Man's World June 27, 2012 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. Best Books Of 2011 Booksellers' Picks: Catch The Year's Freshest Reads December 9, 2011 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. Booksellers' Picks: Catch The Year's Freshest Reads Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143222944/143429557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of Aug. 4, 2011 August 5, 2011 A chance encounter lands a girl in elite New York society. Rules of Civility debuts at No. 6. Rules Of Civility by Amor Towles 1 State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 2 A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin 3 The Paris Wife by Paula McLain 4 Ghost Story by Jim Butcher 5 Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva View More Book Reviews Refined Manhattan Shines With Glamorous 'Civility' August 2, 2011 Filled with snappy dialogue and sharp observations, Amor Towles' elegant debut novel transports readers back to New York City circa 1938.