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Book review: 'A Place at the Table' by Susan Rebecca White

“A Place at the Table” by Susan Rebecca White is dark, delicious read.
BY BETTY LYTLE Published: July 28, 2013

Amelia Brighton is a newly-divorced Connecticut woman who learns a family secret. She has never been close to her father. He's a scientist studying genetics. His hobby is cooking delicious food for his family. He bakes bread every weekend, and Amelia wants nothing more than to be in the kitchen and assist him. But he prefers to work alone. Her mother is an alcoholic, and she hasn't seen her father for many years.

These three people have all found careers and companionship through their cooking.

They come together in Manhattan in the present, and find common bonds that tie them all together.

In addition to being a beautiful story of acceptance and compassion, the book includes recipes that will make your mouth water.

— Betty Lytle