Today we have a special treat. Author Edward Kelsey Moore recalls his first memory of visiting the library and the challenge he had to overcome before he could get that first precious card. It’s a really charming tale. Moore’s recent novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat has received great reviews since it’s release in March. It is told with wit, style, and compassion, this is the story of friendship among three women weathering the ups and downs of life in a small Midwestern town in the mid-sixties during the civil rights movement.
Praise for The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat:
“Funny and tenderhearted…Moore expertly combines tragedy and comedy in a way that feels fluid and natural, creating a world that is internally consistent and rich…. Perhaps the most remarkable quality of The Supremes is love-the author’s love for his characters, even the most flawed, shines from every page.” –Ilana Teitelbaum, Shelf Awareness
“Moore is a demonstrative storyteller and credits youthful eavesdropping for inspiring this multifaceted novel. Comparisons to The Help and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe are inevitable, but Moore’s take on this rowdy troupe of outspoken, lovable women has its own distinctive pluck.” –Publishers Weekly
“The author uses warmhearted humor and salty language to bring to life a tight-knit African-American community…. 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.” –Library Journal
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