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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 caf 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 Caf Andres and her groundbreaking cookbook, but her past is a mystery to all who know her. Upon Alices retirement, Bobby Banks, a young gay man ostracized by his family in Georgia, sets out to revive the aging caf with his new brand of southern cooking while he struggles with heartbreak like hes never known. Seeking respite from the breakup of her marriage, wealthy divorce Amelia Brighton finds solace in the company and food at Caf Andres, until a family secret comes to light in the pages of Alices 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.