The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Historical fiction, Women’s fiction, Cultural, African American
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***Note: Even after some research, I’m still not quite sure whether The Supremes should be classified under Historical fiction or Contemporary Historical fiction, since it spans between the 1960s and the present. I’ve hereby listed it as under Historical fiction but if anyone knows which genre’s the one it should rightly belong to, do let me know. Much thanks, and read on! ***
My reading stamina is probably waning. I’ve grown tired of the constant action and running amuck from previous novels much quicker than my younger self would have. And so, I picked up a light historical fiction. What could be better than a heartwarming, poignant light read, right? Right.
For four decades, Odette, Barbara Jean, and Clarice have spent every Sunday at Earl’s diner, talking and reminiscing about things present and past, but more often than not, reading between the lines of events unspoken. Be it a cheating husband, or alcoholism, or a fatal illness, the Supremes have got each other covered. The story fleets between past and present Plainview, explaining how things have came to be and how other things such as friendship and love always occur at unexpected places and times, as if they have a mind of their own.