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
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
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
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!