Community Book Club: Arsenic & Adobo
Join us for Community Book Club! We’ll be meeting on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Click here to sign up for this virtual meeting!
Please note that there will be no in-person Book Club meeting in July.
- Who: Everyone welcome
- How much: Free
- Which book: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
- Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)
Synopsis: When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She’s tasked with saving her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. With the cops treating her like she’s the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila’s left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation.
Read ahead: In August, we’re reading Indians on Vacation by Thomas King, and in September, we’ll discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.