Edward Kelsey Moore

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat


Told with wit, style, and compassion, this is the story of three friends 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 just getting started. 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. Edward Kelsey Moore's short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, African American Review, and Inkwell, among other journals. His short story, "Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix" was selected as an audience favorite on National Public Radio's Stories on Stage series. Edward, who is also a cellist, is originally from Indianapolis but now lives in Chicago.


"The deep friendship of three girls who hang out at a small-town diner, who laugh, cry, and grow up together, is a surefire crowd pleaser of a story, and this book delivers.

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

Event date: 
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
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5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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