Tonight: Elizabeth LaBan @ the Free Library

The restaurant critic's wife will talk about The Restaurant Critic's Wife.

Author Elizabeth LaBan

Author Elizabeth LaBan

Author Elizabeth LaBan will stop by the Free Library tonight in support of her new novel The Restaurant Critic’s Wife. LaBan’s husband, of course, is the Inquirer‘s longtime restaurant critic Craig LaBan, so the title has raised a few eyebrows around town. But rest assured, the book — like Elizabeth LaBan’s 2013 novel The Tragedy Paper — is a work of fiction, and she’s already forewarned readers not to expect a true-life tell-all. That said, the title character does have “a fact-crazed, anonymity-obsessed restaurant critic” for a spouse, so says the Inquirer‘s Michael Klein. So. Read into it a little.

Jennifer Weiner, who blurbed the front cover, will lead tonight’s free Q&A and signing. Just a note for disgruntled chefs out there: Goodreads is kind of the Yelp of books.

Elizabeth LaBan speaks tonight, Tuesday, January 12, at the Free Library Main Branch at 7 p.m.