At the End of the Day

A Novel

At the End of the Day

The best day in one woman’s life could also be the worst in this emotional and exhilarating novel about love, friendship, and overcoming life’s biggest challenges.

Denise Thomas is finally going to 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, and he’s also her baby’s daddy.

The wedding day is one to remember as the colorful and captivating characters from Nothing Stays the Same and Ex-Terminator—including Denise’s ex—descend on New York for the happy couple’s nuptials. An unexpected reunion between one of their friends and a woman from his past erupts in drama, even as Denise hides a terrifying secret about her health that could cut her life with Harold short.

Navigating the ups and downs of life’s blessings and tragedies, the friends soon discover that at the end of the day, all that matters is the support of the people you love.
  • Strebor Books | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781593094102 | 
  • February 2014

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.