What kind of personality comes through? A novel of strong women, evocative memories and deep friendship. Clarice is a musical prodigy whose claim to fame is being the first black baby born in University Hospital. Alternatively, if you want to tailor these questions for your group, you can Highlight the book's title and all the questions and author info shown below and use Copy, then Paste it all into a new word processor page. How would the book have been different if narrated by Clarice or Barbara Jean? Does he, a man, convey the feelings of women accurately and convincingly? Near the end of the book El and Lily see a couple coming into the club. During his high school years, and onward into college, Edward Kelsey Moore experimented with writing short stories.
What did you think when you realized Odette was speaking with her dead mother? Edward Kelsey Moore is a professional cellist and author from Chicago. Many years later, as a member of a string quartet, Edward was hired to perform at a reception for the winners of a local writing contest. Do you think she will follow her dream as a musician? Does he do a good job conveying the feelings of women accurately? At almost 81, I recall Mrs. How do their mothers continue to exert an influence on them? Perhaps she was included since the book does deal with some of the racial injustice's of the time. Clarice gave up a promising career as a concert pianist to marry former football star and charming womanizer Richmond, whose infidelities grow more brazen every day.
Their regular gathering place is Earl's All-You-Can-Eat diner, the first black-owned business in downtown Plainview, Indiana. What other changes do you see in Clarice after her separation from her husband, specifically in her relationship with music and religion? I didn't see her as a bringer of death - but as a spirit that appeared in times of trouble or turmoil - which often included a death. I like the idea espoused by the author, that in Heaven she is getting to do fun things that were not available to her during her time on Earth. The indisputable leader of this trio is Odette who was, strangely, born in a Sycamore tree, which seems to imbue her with a special inner strength that is recognized by all within her orbit and who lean on her support. Yuri Possokhov's Anna Karenina centers on the tragic tale of the married aristocrat and h. Family members and I half heartedly joke about deceased family members playing golf in heaven, etc.
Eleanor Roosevelt took the cake. Edward Kelsey Moore begins reading Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix at about 13:00 minutes into the presentation you can skip ahead to that point by dragging the slider at the bottom of the YouTube screen and the story lasts about 22 minutes, though it might take longer if you are laughing real hard and have to go back a bit. Their relationships with their husbands? Moore currently performs with a number of orchestras, including the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra. Author Edward Kelsey Moore has created an attention grabbing title that compels further investigation. The supremely gifted, supremely entertaining, and supremely big-hearted Edward Kelsey Moore has conjured up the story of an entire community and, at its sparkling center, a trio of memorable heroines.
Why do you think Moore did that? Moore, oh that my reward for living the good life might be. And what does each husband give to the woman in his life that she treasures, despite his failings? Click on the link below, or Copy and Paste the link into a new browser window to enjoy the free, streaming video. Edward Kelsey Moore Edward Kelsey Moore lives in Chicago, where he has enjoyed a long career as a cellist. If reproducing, please credit with the following statement: 2015 Mount Prospect Public Library. Moore has a lot of fun with cousin Veronica and her donut-eating daughter. No special app is needed to play it.
The theme for 2015 was: Voices of Race. When Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean meet as teenagers in the mid-sixties, the civil rights movement is moving along and so are their everyday lives. Start to finish the video is an hour long if you want to see it all. The beauty of this book is that it never takes an African-american community down the path of the downtrodden. As he finished his education he set writing aside and focused on building a career in music. The aging Supremes and Earl's are institutions in a black community that has seen much progress since the 1950s, when the restaurant became the first black-owned business in a racially divided town. Who were your favorite secondary characters? But El is not the only Plainview native with a hurdle to overcome.
In what other instances do the Supremes use humor to help them survive? Unfortunately, when the author exceeds that limit of acceptable adjectives per sentence some part of the southerner tends to shuts down with the clangy twang of the door of a coon trap, resulting in loss of the rhythm of the story. In addition to his writing, Edward Kelsey Moore enjoys a career as a professional cellist. Odette was born in a sycamore tree. Fortunately, Edward Kelsey Moore knows how to write a terrific, complex, believable, and always intriguing story. A person can read the story and wonder which friend best personifies Diana, Mary, or Flo, but that would be at the expense of missing out on the emotional story beneath. During the three months of activities and presentations, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat helped open a cultural dialogue among the 100,000 citizens who live in the area.
How is religion handled in the story? Who is most like her mother as she gets older? In what ways do they help one another? Who is hurt most by it? Or is she destined for more tough times ahead? Moore shows us inside their three different marriages. We finished reading the novel out of breath. Why does Odette bring El home when she knows James will not approve? In The Supremes literary liberties are taken that might leave conventional genre purists cold. His short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, including Indiana Review, African American Review, and Inkwell. Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean have been inseparable since the late 1960s, when they met in high school.
She was an astonishing and inspirational woman who spent a lifetime speaking out for human rights and extending a hand to poor and oppressed people, both inside the United States and around the world. Edward Kelsey Moore lives in Chicago, where he has enjoyed a long career as a cellist. What other qualities make the friendship among the three women so extraordinary? What were they and how were they important to their identity? You should have the option to view it, print it, or download it to your computer 2 pages. If so, whom would you tell? And if the friendship is to survive, the same rules apply wherever you happen to live. She was also born carrying the great expectations of her mother, but both women sacrificed themselves for the sake of their man.
And they do, every one of them, serenaded by the bittersweet and unforgettable blues song El Walker plays, born of his own great loss and love. In the reviews many people commented that they had trouble remembering who was who. Who do you think ended up being most like her mother? I think the author is a good writer, and has a wonderful sense of how women think, considering he's a man, and I found that interesting. Eleanor Roosevelt, the President's wife was a strong, influential woman with great humanity. Clarice's cancer treatment brings them together in melancholy, but it isn't long before secrets are revealed and the scramble to catch up on lost time begins. 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 banter.