A Place at the Table

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A Place at the Table

By Susan Rebecca White

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781451608892, 314pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

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 cafe 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 Cafe Andres and her groundbreaking cookbook, but her past 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 cafe with his new brand of southern cooking while he struggles with heartbreak like he's never known. Seeking respite from the breakup of her marriage, wealthy divorcee Amelia Brighton finds solace in the company and food at Cafe Andres, until a family secret comes to light in the pages of Alice's cookbook and 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 become whole.

About the Author
Susan Rebecca White is the author of the critically acclaimed novels "A Soft Place to Land" and "Bound South". Born and raised in Atlanta, she spent many years in San Francisco before returning to her hometown, where she teaches creative writing at Emory University. She lives with her husband, the writer Alan Deutschman.