The Supremes at Earl's All-you-can-eat

Moore, Edward Kelsey

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Supremes at Earl's All-you-can-eat
Follows three high school friends--dubbed "The Supremes"--as they weather life's highs and lows, but always gathering each Sunday at the same table at Earl's diner in Plainview, Ind., to talk it all out.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307959929
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOORE 2013
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,25 cm


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Join the discussion on Dec. 23, 2014. Earl's All-You-Can-Eat diner in Plainview, Indiana, is home away from home for Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they've weathered life's storms for over four decades and counseled o... Read More »

Pull up a chair 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.

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. Sitting at the same table for almost 40 years, Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean will be friends forever.

In high school the three quirky friends were dubbed “The Supremes”. Forty years later they continue to meet every Sunday to share life's ups and downs.

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Dec 20, 2013
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The author states that inspiration for his story came from years spent listening to the women in his family as they talked and laughed and cried together. All I can say is the book made me wish I'd been able to sit on the porch and listen to those women myself.

Nov 11, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An easy and pleasurable read. Nothing that deep here but interesting characters.

Oct 25, 2013
  • nhasel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 28, 2013
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is not just a story, this needs to be a Tyler Perry movie! A very human story of three best friends, and all their family and friends, in a small Indiana town; this story also has ghosts that appear in a real way, and living people who become ghosts while still breathing. A fun to read, amazing story of girls grown into strong women and the men they meet along the way. Also, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Jun 29, 2013
  • sandraperkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a terrific book! Wonderful characters, and interesting plots. This book made me laugh and cry. It is hard to believe that a man wrote this book, as the story is told from the perspective of the three women. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book!

Jun 21, 2013
  • ABluestocking rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful book about female friends, growing up, aging, finding, losing and accepting love. I love the unconditional support Clarice, Barbara Jean and Odette have for each other. I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars because the story fell apart at the end. SPOILER: If the fortune teller had caught her Arabian-nights-pointy shoes on a roof tile and fell off the roof, it would have been more believable than her "forgetting" she's on the roof, leading to her fall.

This book is a wonderful summer read!

Jun 11, 2013
  • motherlobe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

loved the characters wonderful read

Mar 31, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

On the book jacket the author wrote: "My intention in writing this novel was to celebrate the joy of true friendship and to invite readers to remember the smart, funny, and strong women in their lives." Moore did this well. The Supremes is the nickname of three girls who were friends from childhood to old age. This novel celebrates their friendships and the relationships they had with others in Plainview. Each of the main characters is her own person, with quirks and attitude that made each distinctive. I love them all. I love the book. Please write more, Mr. Moore.


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Aug 28, 2013
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

DellaV thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 99


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