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

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 - Fiction - 307 pages
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Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean in the New York Times best-selling novel . . .
           
Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio.  Dubbed "the Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life's storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband's humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life while contending with the idea that she has inherited more than her broad frame from her notorious pot-smoking mother, Dora.

Through marriage, children, happiness, and the blues, these strong, funny women gather each Sundayat the same table at Earl's diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter.

With wit and love, style and sublime talent, Edward Kelsey Moore brings together four intertwined love stories, three devoted allies, and two sprightly earthbound spirits in a big-hearted debut novel that embraces the lives of people you will never forget. 


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The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore 320 pages ★★★★ I honestly didn’t know much about this book when picking it up. All I knew was that other bibliophiles were raving ... Read full review

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After forming a bond in high school in the 1960s and being dubbed "the Supremes," three African American friends share life's ups and downs over the course of 40 years at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. This ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
13
Section 3
17
Section 4
29
Section 5
32
Section 6
44
Section 7
50
Section 8
57
Section 22
168
Section 23
174
Section 24
178
Section 25
185
Section 26
190
Section 27
201
Section 28
208
Section 29
214

Section 9
67
Section 10
71
Section 11
84
Section 12
89
Section 13
99
Section 14
108
Section 15
113
Section 16
120
Section 17
126
Section 18
135
Section 19
145
Section 20
152
Section 21
161
Section 30
220
Section 31
228
Section 32
235
Section 33
244
Section 34
254
Section 35
266
Section 36
282
Section 37
289
Section 38
295
Section 39
309
Section 40
311
Section 41
313
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About the author (2013)

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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