Welcome to another throwback Thursday, where I recommend a book to you that I’ve read in the past, prior to starting the Hidden Staircase. I really love the book I’ve chosen this week. Without further ado, I bring you…
By Edward Kelsey Moore
Rating 5/5 Stairs
“The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is rooted in the fond memories I have of a childhood spent eavesdropping on the women of my family as they talked at family gatherings. Even when I was too young to fully understand the often very adult subject matter of their conversations, I was struck by how quickly the topics veered from heartbreakingly tragic to wildly hilarious…
My intention in writing The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat was to celebrate the joy of true friendship and to invite readers to remember the smart, funny and strong women in their lives.” —Edward Kelsey Moore
A wonderful story of three women, best friends who have grown up together. Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean have been a trio since the 1960’s, known around their small town as The Supremes. The Supremes have been friends for 40 years when we begin our story, and regulars at Earl’s diner.
This is a character driven book. Each of the women has an issue she’s dealing with in the present (health, marital, or alcoholism), and it’s something she is keeping from the other two. The story moves back and forth between the present and the turbulent 1960’s to fully tell the women’s story of friendship. Learning about their past helps the reader understand their current plight, and adds to the rich tapestry of the tale.
The friendship of The Supremes is beautiful. The story will make you both laugh and cry. A great novel that I plan on reading again one day.