Baltimore’s September Book Club

Baltimore’s September Book Club


  • We ask for everyone attending our in-person meetings to be vaccinated for Covid, please.
  • We’re now meeting in Mt. Washington Tavern’s Pimlico Dining Room upstairs. There will be separate checks, and a 22% gratuity will be added to all checks.
  • Park at the Clayworks coin meter parking lot behind the restaurant, and it’s free after 6 pm. (Please do not park in the adjacent Light Rail lot. It is for Light Rail users only and is very closely monitored & ticketed.)

About the book

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can’t believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabestselling author Essie Starling, a mysterious and intimidating recluse. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship.

But when Essie dies suddenly, a devastated Liv is astonished to learn of her last wish: for Liv to complete Essie’s final novel. But to do so Liv will have to step into Essie’s shoes, and as Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women–one that will change Liv’s own story forever…

Buy the book Discussion Questions


Sep 19 2022


September 19th 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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