Baltimore’s July Book Club

Baltimore’s July Book Club


  • We now meet in Mt. Washington Tavern’s Pimlico Dining Room upstairs, and we discuss the book over dinner and drinks. Please note there will be separate checks, and a 22% gratuity will be added to all checks.
  • The restaurant has a very small parking lot, but there is a coin meter parking lot behind the restaurant by Clayworks (right next to the Light Rail lot), & there is no need to pay if you park after 6 pm! Please do not park in the Light Rail lot. It is very closely watched & ticketed. Hope you can join us!

About the book

The Guncle  by Steven Rowley

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is honestly a bit out of his league.”

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting—even if temporary—isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human.

Buy the book Discussion Questions


Jul 25 2022


July 25th at 7 PM
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Washington Tavern


Mt. Washington Tavern
Mt. Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore, MD 21209


Hillary Strilko

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