May 22, 2023
Virtual - LGBTQ+ Book Club: Read "The Heartbreak Bakery" *For 15-100
Monday, May 22, 2023
We are so pleased to be partnering with the Peabody Institute Library (Peabody, MA) to bring this book club for the LGBTQ+ community! and allies! If you are between the ages of 15-100 (yes, really!) and would like to chat about books that celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, and to use books as a springboard to discuss the challenges, we hope you can join us. This month's book selection is "The Heartbreak Bakery" by A.R. Capetta. This book club will be facilitated by librarians from the LGBTQ+ community.
About the book:
Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin's queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical--and makes everyone who eats them break up. "What's done is done." Unless, of course, it was done by my brownies. Then it's getting un done. Syd (no pronouns, please) has always dealt with big, hard-to-talk-about things by baking. Being dumped is no different, except now Syd is baking at the Proud Muffin, a queer bakery and community space in Austin. And everyone who eats Syd's breakup brownies . . . breaks up. Even Vin and Alec, who own the Proud Muffin. And their breakup might take the bakery down with it. Being dumped is one thing; causing ripples of queer heartbreak through the community is another. But the cute bike delivery person, Harley (he or they, check the pronoun pin, it's probably on the messenger bag), believes Syd about the magic baking. And Harley believes Syd's magical baking can fix things, too--one recipe at a time.
About the author:
A. R. Capetta (all pronouns), the author of Echo After Echo and The Lost Coast , has lived in Austin and worked as a professional baker and holds a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A. R. Capetta is married to author Cory McCarthy, and they live in Vermont with their young baker.
You can order a copy of the book from our online catalog or we'll have several copies in the library if you'd like to come by and pick one up.
Please register for this event. You will receive a program link in the confirmation and reminder emails. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the Peabody Institute Library (Peabody).
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