At the Table of Want is a coming-of-age story that is so much more than one young man's journey into adulthood. Truman's experiences, thoughts, feelings, and struggles become the reader's own.
We are more than merely ourselves; we belong to the world and those who live on it, making us who we are. I feel not only that I better know this "kid from New Jersey" at the end of this novel, but I better know myself.
-- Laura Wurtzel, Allentown High School, Allentown, NJ
...By the end of the novel, I feel like I know Truman. I sympathize with his struggles. I understand his motivations. His scars, both physical and emotional, remind me of how we learn and what it means to be human. --Cheryl Chambliss, English Department, Allentown High School, U.F.R.S.D.
From the Publisher
This tale, At the Table of Want
, is about loneliness, love and why we need each other.