I recently read the book Rules of Civility by first time novelist Amor Towles. It is brilliant. The story takes place in New York City during 1938. It tells the stories of Katey, a young, courageous woman determined to make the most of her life and Tinker, a handsome, dashing young man who seems to have everything.
The night clubs of Manhattan and the homes of the privileged on Long Island become the back drop for this year of adventure, learning, love and heart break.
The smoky jazz clubs play an important part in their stories. If this wonderful book becomes a movie the soundtrack will be amazing.