The story was set back in a time that was similar to when I grew up. It made me feel comfortable with the settings and with the characters. I enjoyed the book even though I found it hard to get into the story line because it moved slowly. The second half of the book flowed faster.
I have recommended this to several friends. In fact, I have several "friends since 1st grade" and the Supremes reminded me of how comforting it is to share an entire life with dear friends -- the high points and the low --- and how important the laughter becomes to close relationships. Moore did a great job of capturing the feelings of these three women.
I really enjoyed the characters! This book made me laugh and cry...great read!
Odette - I loved her strength and determination
They brought the characters to life
This book was set in the 1960's in the fictional southern Indiana town of Plainview. Friends Clarice, Odette, and Barbara Jean (dubbed "The Supremes" at their teenage hangout "Earl's All-You-Can-Eat") go through the things that devoted female friends do,
Over the course of more than four decades, Clarice deals with her unfaithful husband, Odette talks to the ghosts of her mother, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others, and Barbara Jean's first love is a white teenaged boy - then she marries much older Lester - then she faced the death of her son. Alcoholism, cancer, racism abound - and the Supremes get through it all.
It's a beautiful, sometimes-sad, heartwarming story which I would read again, which I don't say lightly since I have hundreds of books on my wish list and I'm getting too old to ever get through all of them. I loved it!
Yes I will definitely read in the future, this book is a page turner and so beautifully written. This is my first read by author l love this book and look forward to reading more books for author.
the miracle under the walnut tree.
wow not fair to name one but I will see the walnut tree.
The novel made me laugh and yes I did get a little teary eyed.
Can't go wrong reading this one.
Takes a long time to get into and not much happens. Good character development though and an interesting slice of life story. Don't read if you're looking for something captivating.
Funny, Touching, Surprising
I loved the way the author wove the Supremes' story around their husbands and family members. I laughed out loud many times and shed tears on more than one occasion .
I loved the narrator who performed Odette's story. She made her come alive for me. I didn't like the narrator who read Chick's story. But she did a great job on everyone else.
That's hard. I would say Odette, Barbara Jean and Chick. Each had a story that was so compelling.
I am so impressed that the author, a man, was able to bring three Black women to life in such a way that I felt like I knew these women. This is a wonderful book!