WHO: Edward Kelsey Moore
WHAT: THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, a debut novel
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 Eleanor 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.”
in a starred review for BOOKLIST
“A novel of strong women, evocative memories and deep friendship.”
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