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The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 12, 2013
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Yes, Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the dead characters in the book. However, Edward Moore gives much more space to those still here. The "Supremes", three women who are life-long friends, have reached the ages of 55 with all the happiness and pain those years, and relationships, bring. Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean are the feisty main characters around whom the story is drawn, but each has her own back story that affects today's storyline. It's not easy to write about a plot in "Supremes"; the plot is secondary to character and relationship development. "Things" happen, but they are dealt with with love and compassion. Sometimes with the help of those on the "other side".
"Supremes" is not a work of great literature. However, it can be rightfully compared to such novels as "Terms of Endearment" and the novels of Southern author James Wilcox. Those novels - and "Supremes" - are works that examine the people in small town America. In general, not poor and downtrodden lives, but those of the solidly middle class. The only difference in Wilcox's work and Moore's is that Wilcox writes about eccentric southern whites and Moore writes about eccentric southern blacks.Read more ›
I said that the ghosts were my favorite characters, and the way death is portrayed is quite special. The women have had times of near collapse after the death of a loved ones. Other times, the dead just fit into the fabric of the town. I love Odette's speaking with them and hearing their comments. And this is not presented in a cutesy or precious fashion. They are part of the plotline, at their own insistence.
To me, this book is that rare commodity of accessable literature written with polish and restraint. I recommend you take off your shoes and allow yourself to wander around in Leaning Tree for a few hours. When you look up bleary eyed, you will have been there in the best of terms.
Edward Kelsey Moore is a spectacular writer. I am barely able to do the book justice in a review because the book is almost other worldly good. The prose is tight, the characters multi-dimensional, and the story intriguing and exciting. I don't like to write reviews that spoil the story, and I don't want to give anything away here. Suffice it to say if you like stories about interesting communities, the dynamics and complexities of relationships between women and the men they love, and have an appreciation for a tale well-told, this is the book for you. I am a mystery reader, but am having trouble finding a good mystery now that PD James and Stephen White are closing up shop. Sometimes I like stories about relationships between women such as The Saving Graces: A Novel, but I don't like sappy stories about girlfriends finding romance. I was intrigued, oddly enough because the characters in this book had strong names: Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. They sounded like women who would have each other's back and not take any crap or pull any punches. It turned out to be true. Although this book is written by a black author, apparently about black people, don't let that deter you if you usually don't reach such books. These women are every woman and their families could be your family.
Okay, I can't do this book justice without telling too much. One reviewer said that author Moore is "supremely gifted and supremely entertaining." I can't say it any better than that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this read. It was funny and kept my attention throughout! It was indeed a page turner.
This is a story that's full of drama and humor. It tells the stories of 3 black women who are the best of friends. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Debby
This was a really good book--a laugh out loud and occasionally cry a few tears book. I hated to see it end!Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'll admit it, I judged this book by its cover, or to be more accurate, by the photo of the author on the back cover. Read morePublished 26 days ago by M
What an outrageously wonderful book...I've invited the "Supremes" into my heart forever..I will never forget them..Mr. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Grace Smith
I didn't want this book to end! It made me laugh out loud and keep me entertained. I hope Edward Kelsey Moore rights more novels.Published 2 months ago by Kris beemsterboer
A bit convoluted but hilarious - I spent most of the reading time trying to figure out the author's mind. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Started slowly but held my interest after one third of the way. story about lifetime friendships and the good, bad and uglie times in life that bond friends.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer