A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

A Novel

Book - 2013
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From Susan Rebecca White, award-winning author of A Soft Place to Land and Bound South , comes a breathtaking story of three richly nuanced outcasts whose paths converge in a chic Manhattan café as they realize they must give up everything they thought they knew to find a home at last.

Alice Stone is famous for the homemade southern cuisine she serves at Café Andres, a chic gathering place for New York's cultural illuminati, and in her groundbreaking southern cookbook. But her past, on the other hand, is a mystery to all who know her. Upon Alice's retirement, Bobby Banks, a young gay man ostracized by his family in Georgia, sets out to revive the aging café with his own brand of southern cooking while struggling with heartbreak like he's never known. Meanwhile, seeking respite from the breakup of her marriage, wealthy divorcée Amelia Brighton finds solace in the company and food at Café Andres, until a family secret comes to light in the pages of Alice's cookbook that threatens to upend her life.

In her most accomplished novel yet, Susan Rebecca White braids together the stories of these three unforgettable characters who must learn that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you finally may become whole.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, ©2013.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451608878
Branch Call Number: FICTION WHI
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jan 26, 2018

Regarding a previous comment, I agree that A Place at the Table, the film documentary, is a must-see. However, this page is for the fiction novel that has no relationship to that documentary.

Jul 18, 2014

This is a very slow moving book. Not the most interesting for me. It involves a woman who finds her true identity at the end of the book.

gramercygal Apr 07, 2014

A MUST SEE movie about the dire lack of food situation in our very country. The USA, Where 1 out of 6 are sorely lacking in good nutrition, in fact are starving. Considering 40% of food is wasted this is a horrible situation which such be corrected ASAP. This film is an eye-opener!

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