Les Suprêmes, is the title of the French translation of Edward Kelsey Moore's award-winning novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. It did very well when it was published in France last year and was on their bestseller lists for much of last summer. Next month Babel/Actes Sud will publish a new pocket (poche) paperback edition of the french translation by Cloé Tralci, with Emmanuelle and Philippe Aronson. Les Suprêmes is available as a pocket paperback and also as an eBook.
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Here are some review excerpts from the French media:
An energetic and cheerful cocktail, Les Suprêmes is carried from one end to the other by its trio of heroines. Strong and fragile women, bonded together to face difficulties... They were hard to leave. — Journal du Dimanche
...brilliantly embraces all the inner feelings of the trio, which swirl, while recounting their eventful story. — Le Figaro
A master stroke. The novel finds at each turn of their lives... suspense! It is as addictive as a television series, biting, but never mawkish... — Elle
This trio entrances us with its "small music" of life. One finishes reading the novel out of breath... Then there is only one desire: to sit in a corner of the diner in Plainview to await the arrival of the three Supremes, and be the first to discover more of their history. — Les Echos
Below are the ISBN book numbers if you'd like to search for the French editions.
Click here to visit the book's page at Babel/Actes Sud (in French).
Poche (pocket paperback) - ISBN: 978-2-330-05123-5
French eBook - ISBN: 978-2-330-03353-8
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Following on the summer-long success of the French edition, the German translation of Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat: Mrs Roosevelt and the Miracle of Earl's Diner, has been released in paperback by publisher Blanvalet. This edition is now available online and in shops throughout Germany and other countries with German readers including: Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and more! This is the second publication of the novel for German-speakers; the hardcover edition was released last year. Here are a couple of reviews:
"In his debut novel, Edward Kelsey Moore tells the life stories of three African-American women in the southern states from the sixties to today. Fantastic, touching and loving" (Happinez)
"A book about friendship and love; and Moore's telling is humorous, warm-hearted and without fear of big emotions." (NDR Kultur HF)
"A debut novel that you do not want to put down." (Hörzu)
A few merchants also have the German translation as an eBook, German audio compact discs, or by audio-digital-download. The audio editions are read by the popular German actress, Regina Lemnitz. Below are the ISBN book numbers if you want to seek out Mrs Roosevelt und das Wunder von Earl's Diner for yourself.
Paperback - ISBN: 978-3-442-38088-6
eBook - ISBN: 978-3-641-08922-1
Audiobook Compact Discs - ISBN: 978-3-8371-2031-8
Audiobook Digital Download - ISBN: 978-3-8371-2032-5
With Bastille Day coming up next week (the French call it La Fête Nationale), many people will be thinking about France... and about celebrating Bastille Day with delicious French cuisine! Now is a good time to fill you in on exciting news about the French translation, Les Suprêmes, of Edward Kelsey Moore's debut novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Since its publication in April, the translation has been gaining popularity throughout the French-speaking world! The publisher, Actes Sud, reports that the novel has already been reprinted not once, but twice, since it hit store shelves. This is very exciting! Les Suprêmes is available in both a beautiful paperback edition and also as an eBook. Here are some review excerpts from the French media:
"An energetic and cheerful cocktail, Les Suprêmes is carried from one end to the other by its trio of heroines. Strong and fragile women, bonded together to face difficulties... They were hard to leave." — Journal du Dimanche
"As soon as you are immersed in this novel, the reader has only one desire: to make these three her best, new girlfriends! Formidable!" — Le Pèlerin
"...brilliantly embraces all the inner feelings of the trio, which swirl, while recounting their eventful existence." — Le Figaro
"We applaud with both hands the elegance, humor and tenderness of this first novel. This novel is above all a celebration of female friendship. These three are tough, intelligent and lucid women, irresistible survivors one is not likely to forget." — Version Femina
"Struggling along, these three girls, nicknamed "The Supremes" in honor of the famous group of the 60s, engaged together in the whirlwind of life: marriage, children, love and betrayal, happiness and disappointment. The novel finds at each turn of their lives... suspense! It is as addictive as a television series, biting, but never mawkish... A master stroke." — Elle
"This chronicle of everyday life is full of bravura, reminiscent of the fantasy of John Irving. This trio entrances us with its "small music" of life. One finishes reading the novel out of breath... Then there is only one desire: to sit in a corner of the diner in Plainview, to await the arrival of the three Supremes, and be the first to discover more of their history." — Les Echos
Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen, a hearty round of applause to welcome the French translation of Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat from publisher ACTES SUD! The French translation is chicly titled: Les Suprêmes. This edition is now available in shops and online throughout France and other French speaking parts of the world, including: Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Morocco and more! Actes Sud tells us they will have a big promotional campaign in France with big posters in the national train stations and the Paris metro stations. AND we're told: "though the book just went on sale this week, we are already obliged to reprint it immediately, and the buzz is truly e-nor-mous here, you can’t imagine!!" A few merchants also have the French translation available as an eBook. Below are the ISBN book numbers if you want to seek out Les Suprêmes for yourself. Click on the book cover to see it larger! The text of the bold, red wrapper translates as: They will become your best friends!
Broché -- (paperback) -- ISBN 978-2-330-01992-1
Version numérique -- (eBook) -- ISBN 978-2-330-03353-8
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