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Title:
Baggage claim : a novel
Author:
Talbert, David E.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
248 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780743247184
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Book

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Heralded by the press and millions of theatergoers for his eleven wildly popular musical stage plays, five-time NAACP award-winning playwright David E. Talbert leaps onto the publishing scene with his debut novel, a big-hearted story about friendship, family, and the relentless pursuit of love. Baggage Claim gives you a first-class peek into the wacky world of Montana Moore, a thirty-five-year-old flight attendant with enough baggage from her past relationships to fill an entire Samsonite showroom. Montana is an incurable romantic. A dreamer. The kind of woman who has her head in the clouds while her heart splatters swiftly to the ground.With her mother having just tied the knot for a record-breaking fourth time and her baby sister, Sheree, rushing to jump the broom, five-time maid of honor Montana is dangerously close to becoming not only the oldest, but the only woman in her entire family never to be married.Having convinced herself that there's no way in heaven or hell she's showing up at her sister's Christmas Eve engagement party without a prospect of her own, Montana concocts her wildest and most romantically ridiculous plan yet: a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile trek in search of a husband.Will it be Damon Diesel, a young hip-hop producer whose motto is "Making the green scream and the dolla holla!"? Or will she win over the Reverend Curtis P. Merewether, pastor and founder of Greater House of Deliverance, Tabernacle of Praise, Worship, and Miracles? Of course Langston Jefferson Battle III, superattorney turned city councilman, needs a wife now that his sights are set on the United States Congress. Or perhaps her lifelong mate is Quinton Jamison, a multimillionaire textile guru twenty years her senior. Only time -- or the lack of it -- will tell.Fasten your seat belts, lift your tray tables up, and prepare for takeoff. Our final destination: THE ALTAR!


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Library Journal Review

Flight attendant Montana Moore has watched every woman in her family get married (some multiple times) except for her youngest sister, Sheree, and herself. Now her sister is going to be wed, and Montana is determined to avoid the engagement party unless she has a fiance by her side. With five candidates in mind, Montana will fly a total of 33,000 miles to see if she can make one of them her husband. Narrator Robin Eller does an amazing job of voicing quiet and smooth William, loud and sassy Gale, and fabulous Sam, along with a variety of other great characters. VERDICT Because of this book's quirky characters and crazy antics, fans of Charlotte Hughes and Janet Evanovich will want to pick it up.-Jessi Brown, Huntington City Twp. P.L., IN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.