The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

by Edward Kelsey Moore
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The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

This diner in Plainview, Indiana is home away from home for Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean.  Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they’ve weathered life’s storms for over four decades and counseled one another through marriage and children, happiness and the blues.
 
Now, however, they’re about to face their most challenging year yet. Proud, talented Clarice is struggling to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities; beautiful Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair; and fearless Odette is about to embark on the most terrifying battle of her life. With wit, style and sublime talent, Edward Kelsey Moore brings together three devoted allies in a warmhearted novel that celebrates female friendship and second chances.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410457691
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 543
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edward Kelsey Moore lives in Chicago, where he has enjoyed a long career as a cellist. His short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, including Indiana Review, African American Review, and Inkwell. His short story “Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix” was selected as an audience favorite on National Public Radio’s Stories on Stage series. 

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The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title alone was enough to lure me in but once I got started I was completely hooked. I laughed, I cried, I got mad and then got happy. What a ride. Thanks, Mr. Moore for my new favorite book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. That's al I can say. It's an amazing book.
roadtrip More than 1 year ago
It made me laugh out loud. It made me smile. It made cry. It made me want to hug some, and to slap others silly. In other words, it is a wonderful book, beautifully written, with characters you will love or hate (and even a few you don't really care about one way or the other). But there's no question this book will stay with me for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a voracious reader for 6+ decades I have seldom read a book where I felt more like I wasn't reading but  listening to a conversation.  It pulled at the gamut of my emotions! Giving books is a passion of mine  and I will be buying so many copies it just might propel  this to the best seller list   where I believe it belongs!    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i've ever read. Did not want it to end. It's one i'll read over again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. Even the insanity made sense and added a hysterical sense of fun to the book. I loved it. Hoping the author continues to write and releases a new book soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edward Kelsey Moore has written a wonderful book. He has given such life to the All you can eat...you and feel like you are sitting at the window table. You will love the supremes. Do not hesitate. Get this book and tell your friends. It will make you laugh out loud and it will make you cry.
nolagirl75 More than 1 year ago
After waiting for a really good read this year -- this is it!! Where have you been Edward Kelsey Moore? Keep writing like this and i'll keep looking for your books. The characters were so easy to love and it takes you into a different time. I LOVED this book. I never re-read books, but this one will definitely get a second pass. You will be sorry if you don't get to read this one.
Sicilian More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful time I had reading this wonderful, and most colorful, tapestry of life...real life that you can identify with.  Each character is lovingly drawn out to perfection.  You almost feel that you can reach out and touch them.   I'm with others in hoping there are more books from this very talented author.  He can visually draw images with his words...not something that every author can do.  I was left with feeling I had made a whole lot of new friends and ready to jump in the car to find Plainview.  Whenever I now hear a song by the Supremes I'll think of this book.  Well done Mr. Moore, well done!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It dealt with some serious issues but added just enough comic relief to keep you reading. Id love to read more about these characters. I hope there is a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a fun, interesting story line. Easy read, but really kept my interest. Have suggested it to many of my friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about friendship and relationships with just a little quirkiness to make you smile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised to discover the depth of characters who regularly enjoy their meals at the All You Can Eat. Many people never experience such long time friendships. For those of us who have found such lasting relationships, it is interesting to compare how the characters in the book stand up to real people. This book is very funny and also surprisingly poignant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful.......if you love Southern fiction with humor and great characters then this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our book club picked this book and we all loved, loved, loved it. It amazed us that Mr. Moore, being a man, was so able to tap into the mindset and emotions of women. It was beautifully written, sad, and funny. Hated to have it come to an end but knowing that Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean had each other to be there for each other gave me comfort. Highly recommend to any women that has best girlfriends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely story of three friends. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moore has written a unique story of best friends growing together. Centered around the neighborhood buffet restaurant as a Sunday tradition, the ups and downs of life of three BFFs are experienced. The author writes in the first person a key character Odette's story. However he uses the narrative style to weave the story of the two other BFFs Clarice and Barbara Jean, all three known as the "Supremes." This is a wonderful and interesting story with tinges of ghosts to provide drama. At the same time a strong link of friends who become like family is described. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old friends, thanks to the author's ability to make them seem so. I will miss them.
Iamwhogodsaysiam More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat. The author did an awesome job of developing the characters. The characters were rich with personality and very colorful. While reading this book I forgot the author was a male. Moore added such genuineness to the female characters that made the voices of the book believable. The transition of the book from present to past shade light into the history of the journey and events that occurred in the life of the people of that time and story line. Applauses go to Edward K. Moore for a phenomenal job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that I found this book; it has everything you could want in a book.  Humor, love, sadness, grief...and did I mention humor"  I highly recommend this book, and hope that Edward Kelsey Moore continues to write such wonderful prose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. I couldn't put it down. I laughed and cried. I've past it on to several of my friends who have had the same reaction. Great book!!
Two2dogs More than 1 year ago
Loved this story, having life time girlfriends is a blessing! I thank God for my "Supremes"
vic5 More than 1 year ago
Being bluntly honest here, I did not know this book was about a group of African-American friends.  As a middle-aged white woman, I have to say that I loved this book so much.  The friendships were beautiful.  The story was comical, sad, and poignant.  I would say this is one of the best books I've read.  Congratulations to Edward Kelsey Moore on writing such a gem.  This book should become a household name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I devoured this book! Filled with outrageous characters - just wish there was an Earl's in my small town - I'd go there every day!