Baltimore’s October Book Club

Baltimore’s October Book Club


Oct 30 2023


October 30th at 7 PM
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hillary Strilko


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


  • We ask that everyone attending has been vaccinated & boosted for Covid for everyone’s safety.
  • We meet over dinner and drinks in Mt. Washington Tavern’s Pimlico Dining Room upstairs, and we get separate checks.
  • The Clayworks parking lot behind the restaurant is free after 6 PM. (Please don’t park in the Light Rail lot because they sometimes give tickets.)


About the book

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are scraping by in an East Oakland apartment complex optimistically called the Regal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison. But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent–which has more than doubled–and to keep the nine-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed.

One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. Her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.

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