Chances are you already know the great pleasures to be enjoyed when reading either the New York Times bestselling novel, The Supremes At Earl’s ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT or it’s long-awaited sequel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (which received many positive reviews in the press, and *starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly). Either novel, or a do-it-yourself gift set of BOTH books, would make a supremely great holiday gift! Both of these novels may be on the shelf in a brick and mortar Barnes & Noble (or other large bookstore chain), and nearly every large book merchant (and many smaller independent bookstores) should have a few copies of the newer, Happy Heartache Blues, in their fiction section. Or you can order both The Supremes at Earl’s and The Happy Heartache Blues online, but shipping time is starting to run low! Shop at a nearby store soon — or order online today! The buttons below can help you order gift copies to brighten someone’s holidays!
The award-winning, bestselling novel, The Supremes at Earl's ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, is the marvelous tale of Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean... 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 laughter. With wit, style, and sublime talent Edward Kelsey Moore brings together four intertwined love stories, three devoted allies, and two sprightly earthbound spirits in a warmhearted novel that celebrates friendship — and second chances!
In The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, returns to town — even though he’d sworn never to set foot in Plainview, Indiana, again. As they listen to El sing the blues the "Supremes" (Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean) have no idea how profoundly his arrival will affect their lives and those of the people they love. Ed Moore’s lively cast of characters, each of whom has already surmounted trouble and come into love, must learn this time not how to survive but how, fully, to live. And they do, serenaded by the bittersweet and unforgettable blues song El Walker plays, born of his own great loss and love. A touching new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness!
During all the excitements of the past week... the publication of the American edition of Edward Kelsey Moore’s The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, bookstore appearances by E.K.M. in the Chicago area (3 events) and Indianapolis (last weekend), near Atlanta, GA (two days ago), AND a reading at a bookstore in far-northern Michigan (Petoskey, MI), there hasn’t been the chance to announce that the British edition of his new novel has been released by the venerable publishing house of Hodder & Stoughton! This over-the-pond edition of The Supremes, available in Hardcover and E-Book, has all the marvellous characters and humour of the U.S. edition, with the added excitement of the British book being available throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and many of the current and former British Territories. Our own Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean will share their latest adventures with many new and returning readers from around the globe! And one might even say, that wherever you find them, anyone who is a reader and friend of the Plainview Supremes would be a grand friend of ours, and yours, too!
To help avoid confusion, since the British hardcover has the same beautiful book jacket art as the American edition, here are the International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) for the British editions:
The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues ~ British publication
Hardcover ~ ISBN: 978-1-473-66196-7
E-Book ~ ISBN: 978-1-473-66198-1
Look for the novel in bookstores and online -- here, there and everywhere!
The wait is over... Today Henry Holt & Co. has published Edward Kelsey Moore’s new novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, in the U.S. and Canada! The novel is available to you as an E-book, on AudioBook-CDs or Streaming Audio, and as a book-lover’s hold-it-in-your-hands Hardcover! In fact the U.S. edition has sky-blue covers with gold embossed lettering on the hardcover -- it’s a happy thing! And for those of you overseas, the British edition will be published before the end of June by Hodder & Stoughton, for the U.K., Australia, NZ, South Africa and other Territories. Translations into French, German and Brazilian Portuguese are also in progress!
Starting later this week Edward Kelsey Moore, in person, will be introducing The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues to various parts of the U.S. with readings and conversations in local bookstores. For information on where E.K.M. will be appearing live -- visit the Book Tour page.
Reviews and praise for the new novel continue to appear -- here is a brief sampling:
“The three “Supremes” of Plainview, Indiana—a name that emphasizes the unpretentious tone of Moore’s storytelling—are down-home African-American women, except that Clarice is a concert pianist with a penchant for Beethoven, Barbara Jean is Plainview’s wealthiest philanthropist, and Odette—well, Odette talks to the dead. This is comfort-food...full of Moore’s sweet but not saccharine affection for his characters.”
“Moore's bluesy, breezy novel takes readers through life's highs and lows and in-between times...in this story of family, friendship, and forgiveness.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Spending time with the Supremes is like slipping into a warm embrace of love and laughter, soul-searching and sass. Edward Kelsey Moore has crafted a novel that beautifully illustrates the healing power of forgiveness.”
—Melanie Benjamin, author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife
“Edward Kelsey Moore, besides being laugh-out-loud hilarious, has a profound understanding of human nature. This book is a joy to read.”
—Fannie Flagg, author of The Whole Town’s Talking and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
And fresh from this morning is a new review by BookPage:
“Moore masterfully balances sorrow and humor, scandal and earnestness, to create a soul-nourishing narrative that entertains and captures life’s richness.” —BookPage
After the long wait, visit your local bookstore or order online...
~ The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues ~
by Edward Kelsey Moore ~ is available today!
To read the entire BookPage review of the book for free (to be published in their July 1st edition) -- click here!
Coming in the final week of June, E.K.M. will present readings from his new novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, at three more locations -- in the Midwest and on the East Coast. These events are FREE, and open to the public, though sometimes the presenting location requests a reservation from you (so they have an idea how many people will be attending). There may also be information on how the book-signing portion of the event will be run (the presenting bookstore loves it when you buy a book from them). Details are available for each location using the links below -- click on each bookstore’s name.
On Sunday, June 25th at 1:00pm, E.K.M. will be reading at the Barnes & Noble store near the stylish Keystone Crossing Mall in Indianapolis. E.K.M. was born and raised in Indiana and he returns there often. It will be a special afternoon, bringing the new Supremes Sings the Happy Heartache Blues novel back home to friends and fans in Indianapolis!
Sun, June 25th ~ Barnes & Noble ~ 1:00pm
The Shops at River Crossing (near 86th Street & Keystone)
8675 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240 ~ (317) 816-1370
On Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30pm, E.K.M. will be reading at the lively FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia (about a 35 minute drive from central Atlanta). The last time E.K.M. was there they had an event which the store owners described as “Shockingly Inappropriate Goings-On,” so THIS appearance at FoxTale is not likely to be boring!
Tues, June 27th ~ FoxTale Book Shoppe ~ 6:30pm
105 East Main Street, #138, Woodstock, GA 30188 ~ (770) 516-9989
On Thursday, June 29th at 6:00pm, E.K.M. will be reading at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan (many hours drive from a major city -- but right on the shores of Lake Michigan). The event here will include a free wine and cheese reception and a warm welcome from the (permanent and summer) residents. If you live anywhere within driving (or boating) distance this is a great opportunity to come to Petoskey for some wine, cheese and an evening in the company of Edward Kelsey Moore! Click on the store name below for more information.
Thur, June 29th ~ McLean & Eakin Booksellers ~ 6:00pm
307 E Lake St., Petoskey, MI 49770 ~ (231) 347-1180
Reservations are requested - using email.
For the ongoing list of E.K.M.’s author events at other destinations later this summer please visit the Tour Page -- click here!