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

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

Book - 2013
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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. When Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean meet as teenagers in the mid-sixties, the civil rights movement is moving along and so are their everyday lives. Their regular gathering place is Earl's All-You-Can-Eat diner, the first black-owned business in downtown Plainview, Indiana. Dubbed the Supremes by their friends, the inseparable trio is watched over by big-hearted Earl during their complicated high school days, and then every Sunday after church as they marry, and have children and grandchildren. Sitting at the same table for almost forty years, these best friends grow up, gossip, and face the world together with pointed humor, some sorrow, and much joy. Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean--once you meet them, they will be your friends forever...
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307959928
Branch Call Number: MOO
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,25 cm

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AL_CYNTHIA Aug 08, 2016

By the end of this book, I felt quite at home in Plainview and like a regular at the All You Can Eat. Follow the lives of three best friends, Clarice, Odette and Barbara Jean. Loved the humor provided from the ghosts. #cozyfriendshipfiction.

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mindybuck
Aug 07, 2015

loved loved loved!

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ownedbydoxies
Dec 20, 2013

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.

Jane60201 Nov 11, 2013

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

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DellaV
Aug 28, 2013

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.

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sandraperkins
Jun 29, 2013

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!

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ABluestocking
Jun 21, 2013

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!

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motherlobe
Jun 11, 2013

loved the characters wonderful read

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LaughingOne Mar 31, 2013

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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DellaV
Aug 28, 2013

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

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