Critically acclaimed debut novelist Amor Towles will speak in the Cole Auditorium on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 p.m., co-sponsored by Diane's Books and AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary.
Towles is a principal at a Manhattan investment firm whose first published "unabashedly romantic" novel, Rules of Civility, was a New York Times bestseller. His ability to evoke Manhattan of the 1930s has been compared to James, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Wharton.
Katey, an ambitious young secretary from Brooklyn falls in with a crowd of society swells in late 1930s Manhattan. The writing beautifully captures the art deco age of Village jazz joints, Wall Street coffee shops, bars packed with radicals, artists, and slumming uptowners, and the contrasting world of the Conde Nast offices.
The Philadelphia Enquirer said, "Passionate readers wait months for novels like Rules of Civility, a book that enchants on the first reading and only improves on the second. They are rare - if you find one a year, you're lucky - and worth the wait."
Free and open to all. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event through Diane's Books. Seating in the Cole Auditorium is available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933.