REVIEW: CARELESS PEOPLE by Sarah Churchwell

This is a must-read for any Gatsby enthusiast, English lit student, or lover of the Jazz Age.  Churchwell carefully pieces together very specific events in the Fitzgeralds’ lives and relates them to Scott’s most famous work, The Great Gatsby.  These are not wild hunches or bizarre theories.  She draws from scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, letters from friends,…

REVIEW: RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles

I loved this book.  I loved reading it, the story, the cover art, the photo insets, almost everything about it.  It’s probably blasphemous for me to say, but I enjoyed it more than The Great Gatsby. Set in a post-Depression Manhattan, it follows the trials and triumphs of a small group of friends (and sometimes…

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