Yuppie Lit: Books About The Filthy Rich

Rules of Civilityby Amor Towles

In Amor Towles’s new novel, it’s Manhattan, 1938, and Tinker Grey is a handsome banker and sailing enthusiast who meets two lively ladies (Katey and Eve) at a jazz club in Greenwich Village. In the novel, Katey says, “In retrospect, my cup of coffee has been the works of Charles Dickens. Admittedly, there’s something a little annoying about all those plucky underprivileged kids and the aptly named agents of villainy.”