The title of The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore whet my appetite for a good down-home book about female relationships. This book delivers a huge helping of humor, sentiment, and sage advice.
Moore’s novel revolves around three middle-aged African-American women dubbed the “Supremes”, who live in a small town in Indiana. They have known each other since childhood sharing colorful histories and healthy doses of secrets. It is witty and sarcastic and I loved it. The story also contains its share of “dead” townsfolk, including oddly enough, Eleanor Roosevelt, who throw in their humorous takes on life which only sweetens the pot.
I felt a kinship with these characters, delighted in their successes, and grieved their losses. This is a delightful novel all the way around! I will hope for second helpings to come in the future from Mr. Moore!