Alachua County Library District’s Author Series presents Edward Kelsey Moore at Milhopper Library on Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 pm.
Moore’s debut novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, is the story of three women, Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean, dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s. Every Sunday for four decades, they’ve gathered at the same table at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter as they’ve counseled one another through marriage and children, racism, greed, emotional and physical tragedy, happiness and the blues, all the while demonstrating the bond of true friendship with humor and grace.
Among other recognitions, Moore’s novel hit the New York Times Best Seller list at #15, was chosen for inclusion in the Illinois Reads literacy program, received the 2014 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s (BCALA) acknowledging outstanding achievement in writing and storytelling by a first time fiction writer; and if that wasn’t enough, optioned for a movie.
For more than two decades, Moore has been a professional cellist, performing with the Chicago Philharmonic and the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra. He is presently writing a series of essays for the Classical Minnesota Public radio program.
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