Escapism Book Club with Author TJ Alexander
Join us for a Zoom meeting with Author TJ Alexander
Join APL to celebrate the lighter side of literature.
Take an escape with a romance and get to know TJ Alexander, author of "Chef's Kiss", who will join us for a Zoom discussion of their book.
Simone Larkspur is a perfectionist pastry expert with a dream job at The Discerning Chef, a venerable cookbook publisher in New York City. All she wants to do is create the perfect loaf of sourdough and develop recipes, but when The Discerning Chef decides to bring their brand into the 21st century by pivoting to video, Simone is thrust into the spotlight and finds herself failing at something for the first time in her life. To make matters worse, Simone has to deal with Ray Lyton, the new test kitchen manager, whose obnoxious cheer and outgoing personality are like oil to Simone's water. When Ray accidentally becomes a viral YouTube sensation with a series of homebrewing videos, their eccentric editor in chief forces Simone to work alongside the chipper upstart or else risk her beloved job. But the more they work together, the more Simone realizes her heart may be softening like butter for Ray. Things get even more complicated when Ray comes out at work as nonbinary to mixed reactions—and Simone must choose between the career she fought so hard for and the person who just might take the cake (and her heart).
Registration required. New members are always welcome. You don't have to read the book to join, but it is encouraged.
Instructions to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants.
For more information, call 703-228-6545.
We are reading:
- Dec. 14: "A Season of Love" by Helena Greer
- Jan. 11: "The Boy with the Bookstore" by Sarah Echavarre Smith
- Feb. 8: "The Boyfriend Project" by Farrah Rochon
- Mar. 8: "So We Meet Again" by Suzanne Park
- Apr. 12: "The Decoy Girlfriend" by Lillie Vale
- May 10: "Neon Gods" by Katee Robert
- Jun. 14: "Chef's Kiss" by TJ Alexander
Find Your Voice with Summer Reading! Summer Reading is made possible through the support of the Friends of Arlington Public Library. For each person that completes the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will donate $1 to support Educational Theatre Company.
- Wednesday, June 14, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Shirlington Library
- Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
- Author Talk Book Club
- Arlington Public Library
About Our Events
Arlington County provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Please contact us at least five (5) business days in advance.
- Phone: 703-228-5993
- Email: Jberg@arlingtonva.us