The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore -307 pages
Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed “the Supremes” by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life while contending with the idea that she has inherited more than her broad frame from her notorious pot-smoking mother, Dora.
Through marriage, children, happiness, and the blues, these strong, funny women gather each Sunday at the same table at Earl’s diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter.
My Review: 2.5 stars
It’s difficult reviewing a book that overwhelmingly got 4+ stars while I am struggling to reach a 3. I’m not grasping what I missed in this book. I enjoyed the characters, especially the ghosts, and I admired the friendship that the Supremes shared. And yep, that’s about it. I felt the humor as well as the predicaments the women were put through were quite predictable.
I continued reading in hopes something would change my mind, but it didn’t.
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Tags: 2013, Fiction, Friendship, Chick Lit, African American
Labels: 2013, African American, Chick Lit, Fiction, Friendship