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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Kelsey Moore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Indiana

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Moore currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Moore is a professional musician and author. For more than two decades he has been a professional musician, performing with the Chicago Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra. He is also principal cellist of the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Moore has also been a popular professor of music, training and nurturing a new generation of cello players.Moore's short fiction has been published in many literary magazines, including ''Indiana Review'', ''African American Review'', and ''Inkwell''. His short story ''Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix'' was selected as an audience favorite from the Stories on Stage radio series produced by WBEZ in Chicago. ''The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat'' is Moore's first book.


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Titles At Your Library

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
ISBN: 0307959929

Knopf. 2013

Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean in the New York Times best-selling novel . . .



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 Sundayat the same table at Earl’s diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter.

With wit and love, style and sublime talent, Edward Kelsey Moore brings together four intertwined love stories, three devoted allies, and two sprightly earthbound spirits in a big-hearted debut novel that embraces the lives of people you will never forget.


Awards

-- ''The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat'', 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book