Dec 21, 2012 — At No. 12, Amor Towles' Rules Of Civility follows one woman's chance foray into high society.
Oct 19, 2012 — At No. 10, Amor Towles' Rules of Civility begins with a chance encounter on New Year's Eve 1937.
Aug 10, 2012 — Jennie Fields' new novel, The Age of Desire, reimagines Edith Wharton's fling with a young journalist and the obsession that accompanied its fallout. Without that experience, Fields says, Wharton's The Age of Innocence would not have been the same.
Jul 5, 2012 — Amor Towles' Rules of Civility, a novel of 1938 Wall Street, debuts at No. 8.
Jun 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.
Dec 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.
Aug 5, 2011 — A chance encounter lands a girl in elite New York society. Rules of Civility debuts at No. 6.
Aug 2, 2011 — Filled with snappy dialogue and sharp observations, Amor Towles' elegant debut novel transports readers back to New York City circa 1938.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 23, 2010 — Novels of manners never get old. Any quick flip through one of today's celebrity magazines will prove that. From social climbers to spouse grabbers, century to century, nothing changes. Author Helen Simonson offers three novels for going beyond Jane Austen's gossip.