At the End of the Day

A Novel

At the End of the Day

At the End of the Day is the exhilarating, heart-pounding, and action-packed follow-up to Nothing Stays the Same—emotional and sometimes stormy journey of several friends as they encounter and weather life’s blessings and tragedies.

Beautiful Denise Thomas is going to finally marry the love of her life—the man she should have married in the first place. Harold is the cousin of her ex-husband, Marvin Thomas, and he’s also her baby’s daddy.

Sylvia and Kenny Richmond, Mona and Michael Broussard, Claudette and Tyrone Beasley, Trina and Cecil Coleman, and Rachel and Marvin Thomas—the ex-husband—come to New York to witness the beautiful wedding ceremony of Denise and Harold. They aren’t the only witnesses; Michael Broussard runs into an old friend, Dr. Madeline Brooks, at the reception. Michael and Madeline were classmates in medical school, but it appears that they have been more than book buddies. It doesn’t take Mona, Michael’s wife, long to break up the happy reunion.

The Thomases’ wedding day is one to remember, but what no one knows is that Denise has discovered a lump in her remaining breast and the happy couple’s new life together may be short-lived. At the end of the day, all that matters is the love and support of family and friends.
  • Strebor Books | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451655650 | 
  • May 2012
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for At the End of the Day includes discussion questions and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. At the End of the Day explores the fine line between family and friendship and defines the boundaries that each can and can’t cross. How are Marvin Thomas, Michael Broussard, and Ashley Lewis affected by their relationship with family and friends in this story?

2. As is customary of friends Sylvia and Kenny Richmond, Rachel and Marvin Thomas, Mona and Michael Broussard, Claudette and Tyrone Beasley, and Trina and Cecil Coleman, they fight together to overcome the obstacles they face as a family and as a part of a family of friends. What are some of the obstacles they had to face in this story that causes each family to rally around one another? Are you part of a network of friends that have the same type of relationship and have you experienced some of the same obstacles or others?

3. Denise Thomas is marrying Harold, the love of her life and the cousin of her ex-husband, Marvin, in the opening chapter. While married to Marvin, Denise and Harold had an affair and conceived a child, Danica, who is now eight years old. Do you see more

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About the Author

Suzetta Perkins
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Suzetta Perkins

Suzetta Perkins is the author of In My Rearview Mirror, Silver Bullets, Hollywood Skye, Behind the Veil, A Love So Deep, Ex-Terminator: Life After Marriage, Déjà Vu, Nobody Stays the Same, and At the End of the Day. She is also the cofounder and president of the Sistahs Book Club. Visit to learn more.