Saturday, June 16, 4pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes author and St. Louis native Amy Spalding, who will sign and discuss her new young adult novel, The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)!
Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives, happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she’s thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship. Just as Abby starts to feel like she’s no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi’s photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?
"This book is the queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams! Plus-size fashion, a fat girl falling in love, nuanced friendships, and cheeseburgers! Did I mention cheeseburgers?"
—Julie Murphy, Dumplin'
This event is free and open to the public, but book purchase is required for signing.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.