Media Center: 'Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat' by Edward Kelsey Moore

Media Center: 'Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat' by Edward Kelsey Moore

Author photoWHO: Edward Kelsey Moore


WHEN: Published by Knopf March 13, 2013

WHERE: Set in Plainview, a small town in Indiana

WHY: “Readers will laugh and cry.
“First-time novelist Edward Kelsey Moore’s story of a trio of women nicknamed the Supremes in small-town Indiana—Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean—may well become as popular as the books about women’s friendship it is being compared to, such as The Help, Waiting to Exhale, and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
“From high school, on, through marriages and children, the three friends regularly get together with their husbands at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat (the first black-owned business in Plainview) to see and be seen, share gossip and help each other through bad times. Clearly fond of his three imperfect main characters, the author uses warmhearted humor and salty language to bring to life a tight-knit African-American community that’s complete with competing churches, wacky relations, a fortune-telling fraud, and the ghost of a drunken Jacket photoEleanor Roosevelt…
“With salt-of-the-earth characters like fearless Odette, motherless Barbara Jean, and sharp-tongued Clarice, along with an event-filled plot that readers will laugh and cry over, this is a good bet to become a best seller.”
—Laurie Cavanaugh,
in a starred review for BOOKLIST

“A novel of strong women, evocative memories and deep friendship.”

Media Resources:
About the book | Author bio | Reader’s Guide | Download the jacket or the author photo | Listen to the RH Audiobook

Publicist for this title:
Michelle Somers | 212-572-2082 |