Library will host New York Times bestselling author and Indiana native,
Edward Kelsey Moore, author of “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat.”
Moore will be at
the Baugher Center (formerly the Library Service Center) on Sunday, December
4, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to discuss his debut novel and sign copies of his
book brought to the event. The Baugher Center is located at 100 W. Indiana
Moore's visit is
part of WPL’s Indiana Bicentennial celebration and made possible by the
Indiana Humanities "Novel Conversations" program through a grant from the
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award program of the Indianapolis
Public Library Foundation, and funded through The Glick Fund.
In this book,
Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat Diner in Plainview, Indiana, is a home away from home
for Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school
pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they’ve weathered life’s storms for over four
decades and counseled one another through marriage and children, happiness
and the blues.
With wit, style and
sublime talent, Edward Kelsey Moore brings together three devoted allies in
a warmhearted novel that celebrates female friendship and second chances.
Moore’s novel, has won numerous awards including a First Novelist Award from
the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
It was the book
selected for adult readers by Books to Bridge the Region, a cultural and
literary program initiative which (along with the Northwest Indiana Literacy
Coalition) provided copies of the novel to high schools, universities and
public libraries in seven counties of northwestern Indiana. Moore's book has
also been optioned for film in association with Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Moore received a
Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music
degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
He currently lives
and writes in Chicago. In addition to writing, he is also a professional
information about Edward Kelsey Moore’s author appearance, please call the
Thomas Library at (219) 926-7696.