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The Townsend Family Recipe for Disaster : A Novel

The Townsend Family Recipe for Disaster : A Novel

Shauna Robinson

On Sale Date: July 2, 2024

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One estranged family. One lost recipe. One last barbecue on the line. Mae is about to learn what happens when things go south…

Mae Townsend has always dreamed of her family in the South. With a long-ago rift estranging her late-father from his Black family in North Carolina, Mae grew up hearing stories of relatives that looked like her and of family traditions that Mae listened to with longing. Most notably, the annual Fourth of July barbecue, the epicenter of the Townsend family. Years later, as Mae looks at her wedding seating chart, mentally calculating all the white faces that will be staring back at her as she prepares to marry her perfect, saltine-cracker of a fiancé, not knowing the Townsends hits her like a blow.

So when news arrives that her grandmother has died, she decides it's time to finally explore her Black roots. With three weeks left until her wedding, Mae heads down South. What she finds is a family in turmoil, a long-standing rift still intact, a lost mac & cheese recipe causing grief, and a Townsend family barbecue on the brink of disaster. Not willing to let her dreams of family slip away, Mae steps up to save the day—mac & cheese recipe be damned—and throw a barbecue everyone will remember.

For better or for worse.

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