just opened its doors in Rockville Town Center. Now summer readers will find the burgeoning Asian dining scene in Rockville has hit the fiction section of their favorite neighborhood or online bookseller.
Number One Chinese Restaurant, by debut novelist Lillian Li, tells the story of the fictional Beijing Duck House and its employees. Equally heavy on cuisine and drama, the 304-page hardcover has been named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Li originally hails from the D.C. area, and has since moved to Ann Arbor. So it will be interesting to see what real-life details about Rockville outside the restaurant - if any - are featured in the story.