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!
On June 20th Edward Kelsey Moore's much anticipated new Supremes novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues will be published! He's going on a book tour in late June and during July -- the first three of Edward's reading and book signing events will be in the Chicago area. A dear friend, author Julia Glass, will also be reading from and signing her new novel at the first two of these events... So double the entertainment!
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 ~ The Book Stall ~ 6:30pm
811 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093 ~ (847) 446-8880
Appearing with author Julia Glass.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 ~ Anderson’s Book Shop ~ 7:00pm
123 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 ~ (630) 355-2665
Appearing with author Julia Glass.
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore ~ 3:00pm
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 ~ (773) 752-4381
Musical guests: Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion
Your RSVP is requested for this event - using FaceBook.
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 above -- click on each bookstore’s name.
We are thrilled and honored that Edward's friend, National Book Award-winning author Julia Glass, will be a co-presenter at the first two events. Her new book is A House Among the Trees. She's an insightful and interesting person whose readings and conversations are always entertaining.
For the Saturday event at Seminary Co-op Books, (without Julia Glass) there will be special musical guests: a few string players from the Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion who will brighten the afternoon with selections of classical music.
Come and meet the authors -- and bring a book-loving friend or two to make it even more enjoyable!
Please note that on the Saturday afternoon of the Seminary Books event there is a large music festival taking place along the lakefront on the south side of Chicago. Allow extra travel time if you will use South Lake Shore Drive to come to Seminary Co-op Books.
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has recorded an interview with bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore about his new novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, which will be published on June 20th. In the conversation, MPR Producer Luke Taylor asks Edward about his inspiration for writing a new Supremes novel, questions about the continuing stories of the main characters from the first book, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean, and about other residents of fictional Plainview, Indiana. During the conversation they also discuss the process of writing a sequel and touch on some of the realities of a life in the arts. And there’s a contest! Two winners will receive a free copy of Edward Kelsey Moore’s new novel. One of them might be you -- enter today!
You can audio stream the informative conversation and listen to it whenever you’d like (it is about 12 minute long), or read a transcript. Either way, this exclusive interview is available free at Minnesota Public Radio’s ClassicalMPR web site and their free music streaming site, YourClassical.org. Click a button below to go directly to A Conversation with Edward Kelsey Moore. You will also find the entry form for the free book giveaway below the text of the interview on either site.
Winners will be drawn at random.
This contest has ended. Two winners received a copy of the novel!
If you enjoy the conversation with Edward Kelsey Moore and want to share it there are social media links on the ClassicalMPR and YourClassical pages. You can also highlight and copy the URL below and paste it into an email to send to your friends.
Coming soon are the Large Print and Audiobook versions of Edward Kelsey Moore’s new Supremes novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. The hardcover Large Print is published by Thorndike Press. The Audiobook version comes from Macmillan Audio, read to you by Adenrele Ojo, an actress who also performed on the audiobook of the first Supremes novel, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat. You can learn more about the Large Print and Audiobook for yourself, or as a gift, by clicking the button below.