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

Food and friends are two of my favorite things, and they are the basis for this book. Edward Kelsey Moore’s story is heart-warming and funny, and centers on the best and worst of our relationships. 

Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean were dubbed the Supremes when they were seventeen years old.  The three girls grew into women, and are still each other’s best friends and sisters.  Odette is the brave one, who can make even the meanest man run away scared.  Clarice is the reliable one, who can be counted on to be gracious and kind.  Barbara Jean is the beautiful one, who is compassionate although she had a hard life.  And every Sunday since they were young, they have met at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat. 

Now that the women are older, things are changing.  Clarice can no longer stand the philandering husband she’s catered to for years; Odette finds out that her hot flashes are more than just “the change”; and Barbara Jean must lose someone she loves in order to gain back someone she thought she had lost long ago.

The book moves between characters, but only Odette narrates her life.  She’s the glue of the group, and she has always taken care of her fellow Supremes.  

These are all such memorable characters.  The Supremes themselves are wonderful, but they’re surrounded by so many funny and lively people.  They will make you laugh, cry, and cheer. 

This book is abundant in humor, love, and deep friendships.  It shows that you’re never too old to change your ways, and you can always count on your family, especially when they’re family by choice.  Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost even makes an appearance, so you know it’s good.  

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