The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
By Edward Kelsey Moore
Funny and tender, quirky and poignant, this debut novel follows the lives of three women in small-town Indiana.
Pull up a chair by the window table at Big Earl's diner and meet the 'Supremes': three women from Plainview, Indiana, who've been best friends since their high school days in the sixties.
There's Clarice, a pious wife and mother who is struggling with her husband's infidelity; Barbara Jean, who must confront the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair; and Odette, whose fearlessness has saved her friends many times, but who now faces a terrifying situation of her own.
Over iced tea and pecan pie, through forty years of marriage, children, happiness and the blues, the inseparable trio take on the world together. Come join them as they share the juiciest gossip, the occasional tear, and the most uproarious laughter . . . at the same time, at the same table, at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat.
Edward Kelsey Moore lives and writes in Chicago, where he also enjoys a career as a professional cellist. Edward's short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines and has been performed and broadcast on Public Radio. THE SUPREMES AT EARL'S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT is Edward Kelsey Moore's first novel.
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28 Mar 2013
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Hodder & Stoughton
'Breathtaking . . . The supremely gifted, supremely entertaining, and supremely big-hearted Edward Kelsey Moore has conjured up the story of an entire community and, at its sparkling center, a trio of memorable heroines.' — Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and The Widower's Tale
Edward Kelsey Moore has written a novel jam-packed with warmth, honesty, wit, travail, and just enough madcap humor to keep us giddily off-balance. It teems with memorable characters, chief among them Odette, as unlikely and irresistible a protagonist as we are likely to meet. THE SUPREMES AT EARL'S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT is that rare and happy find: a book that delivers not only good story, but good company. — Leah Hager Cohen, author of The Grief in Others
Throughout the Supremes' intertwined stories is one constant - meeting and eating at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, a place where relationships are forged, scandals are aired and copious amounts of chicken are consumed . . . A novel of strong women, evocative memories and deep friendship — Kirkus
If you enjoyed Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe or The Help, you'll probably enjoy this — New Books Magazine
You will be casting the movie by the second chapter. — Entertainment Weekly
Comparisons to The Help and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe are inevitable, but Moore's take on this rowdy troupe of outspoken, lovable women has its own distinctive pluck. — Publishers Weekly
A funny, tenderhearted debut novel about the enduring friendship of three women, and the vividly drawn town in which their dramas take place. — Shelf Awareness