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Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable 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 mother, Dora.

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

With wit, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Moore is a demonstrative storyteller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The author uses warmhearted humor and salty language to bring to life a tight-knit African American community.”

    Library Journal

  • “A novel of strong women, evocative memories, and deep friendship.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Edward Kelsey Moore’s debut is an utterly charming, often hilarious tribute to friendships so strong they eclipse the bonds of blood family.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “You will never be able to forget Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean; nor will you want to.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A gripping novel that weaves together the lives of three remarkable women, and does so with flair, wit, and tremendous heart.”

    Carolina De Robertis, author of Perla and The Invisible Mountain

  • “A real triumph for a brilliant new novelist.”

    Suzanne Levine, author of How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy after Fifty

  • 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 of Others

  • “Edward Kelsey Moore’s The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat had me nodding in recognition and laughing out loud when I wasn’t crying. His delightful voice really rings true, bringing the unforgettable Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean to vivid life on every page.”

    Connie Briscoe, author of Money Can’t Buy Me Love

  • “A scrumptious delight!”

    Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey and Children of the Waters

  • “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

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month in March 2013
  • Selected for the April 2013 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Recipient of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award
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About the Author

Edward Kelsey Moore’s 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. Moore lives in Chicago, where has enjoyed a long career as a cellist.