The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat (Paperback)Edward Kelsey Moore (author)
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Told with wit, charm and heart, this debut novel set in small-town Indiana from the 1960s to the present day will appeal to anyone who loved The Help or Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
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 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.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 546 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 31 mm
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 *
'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 *
Brimming with small-town warmth and idiosyncrasy . . . a book of joy and tears * Sainsbury's Magazine *
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 *
Oprah is going to love this book . . . warm and insightful. * Sun Herald *
With all the charm of Alexander McCall Smith, but a more acerbic wit, Moore's first full-length novel is rolling-on-the-floor funny. * Adelaide Advertiser *
There is no clue in the deliberately obscure title as to just how good this book is . . . An excellent and unpreachy chance to learn how the [civil rights] movement affected ordinary women. * Daily Mail *
This beautifully written debut novel is a delightful tribute to friendship, full of wit and warmth and with a quirky twist * Candis *
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