Knoxville’s September Book Club

Knoxville’s September Book Club

This month, The Gloss: Knoxville is meeting at Addison’s Bookstore in downtown Knoxville for “Bring Your Own Bookclub” Night! There is an additional $5 registration fee to reserve your spot at the venue, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages, so no food costs. Wine and light snacks will be provided by the host. Free parking available in the Jackson Avenue lot. In addition to registering for your Gloss spot, please RSVP at the following link:

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 24 2022


September 25th at 5 PM
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Addison's Bookstore


Addison's Bookstore
Addison's Bookstore 126 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902


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