Celebrating the healing power of food and the magic of New York City, A Place at the Table follows the lives of three seekers who come together in the understanding that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you become whole. A Place at the Table tells the story of three unforgettable characters whose paths converge in a storied Manhattan café: Bobby, a young gay man from Georgia who has been ostracized by his family; Amelia, a wealthy Connecticut woman whose life is upended when a family secret comes to light; and Alice, an African-American chef from North Carolina whose heritage is the basis of a renowned cookbook but whose past is a mystery to those who know her. These characters are exiles—from homeland, from marriage, from family. While they all find companionship and careers through cooking, they hunger for the deeper nourishment of communion. As the narrative sweeps from a freed-slave settlement in 1920s North Carolina to Manhattan during the deadly AIDS epidemic of the 1980s to the well-heeled hamlet of contemporary Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Bobby, Amelia, and Alice are asked to sacrifice everything they ever knew or cared about to find authenticity and fulfillment.
Susan Rebecca White’s first two novels were hailed for the beauty of her writing, her wit, her compassion for her characters, and her sharp insights into their inner lives. A Place at the Table announces the maturity of her talents and reveals her wise and open heart.
Hello TTT Ladies,
” A Place At The Table” by Susan Rebecca White is our next TTT Ladies Book Club Selection
We will meet at” Bone Fish Grill” which is located at 2911 Washington Road, Augusta GA 30909 6:30pm
I have never read this book, I was browsing around last year on the internet looking for something different,I really wanted to read a book by an author I never heard of. I love the synopsis, because I love reading books that intertwine the characters. I was simply was drawn to it.
I choose the “Bone Fish Grill” because I felt the book represents a sense of “southern” class with a touch of “city” elegance. I will be 53 years young on Feb 20 2014, so why not be daring? I am looking forward to a “conversation” that is energize with “talk” as we discuss “A Place At The Table”
I thank you in advance for your support and commitment to TTT Ladies Book Club
New members are always welcome.