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Book club discusses 'Rules of Civility'

 

May 17, 2018

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

ADULT BOOK Club members position around a table Tuesday, discussing "Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles. From the left are Kathy Borkowski, Sue Witt, Judy Bennett, Valerie Fredrickson, Linda Jindrich and Polly Barbacovi.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - George Washington, according to legend, copied 110 "Rules of Civility," composed by French Jesuits, by the age of 16.

Amor Towles, the modern author, crafted a modern novel where the rules of civility play a major role.

According to the local adult book club, Towles' novel lacked a simple plot, but was long on character development.

The women of the book club that meets monthly at the Ironwood Carnegie Library in Ironwood took great pleasure reading the rules, although Linda Jindrich pointed out they were employed throughout the nove...



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