Jun 5, 2014 — Lily King's new novel was inspired by a real-life moment in 1933, when the lives of anthropologist Margaret Mead and two of her husbands intersected on an expedition to the Sepik River in New Guinea.
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.
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.