Beginners’ Luck

Rules of Civility
Amor Towles
Viking, $26.95, 352 pp.

Ten Thousand Saints
Eleanor Henderson
Ecco, $26.99, 400 pp.

In 1947, E. B. White published an unusual travel essay in Holiday magazine about a city that was disappearing before...

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About the Author

Liam Callanan is the author of the novels The Cloud Atlas and All Saints. His new short story collection, Listen, will soon be published by Four Way Books.