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  • Maureen Buschek

What's in a Name?

"I didn't come to the meeting because I didn't read it. I thought it was going to be a dumb book. The title turned me off". That was the remark by a book club member when she returned our latest selection. The book was "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" by Edward Kelsey Moore. It's set in southern Indiana and has nothing to do with the singing group The Supremes but has everything to do with friends, family, heartache and laughter.

The worst book we ever read in book club was selected because of a great title. It goes to show that sometimes the title or cover should be overlooked and the book given a try. You could try the 50 page rule - if it doesn't grab you by 50 pages, then forget it!

Here's what the publisher had to say about The Supremes: "This diner in Plainview, Indiana is 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". Those of us that gave this book a chance all liked it. It's funny and sad, a relatively light read that brought out a lot of laughter when discussing the various scenes from the book. Give it a try!

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