A period novel set in New York in 1937, the book recounts the most formative year of the main character's life.
The book has been compared to The Great Gatsby, and for good reason. You're transported to the glamorous New York of the early 20th century, and the world of wealthy New Yorkers.
The title comes from George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.
The writing is easy and stylish, and the book is a joy to read.
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