Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Best Book of the Year So Far: Emily's, Pam's, and Stacey's Picks

Stacey, Emily, and Pam are three of the Random House telephone sales reps and all are great readers. Pam has an undying love of Mariah Carey, and Stacey lets me text her to make fun of Pam's deep, deep Mariah love. Emily? She's as tall as I am and incredibly twisted. What can I say? Being a book rep makes you a bit crazy.

Here's Pam's pick:

I would have to say that so far, this year, Bad Monkey is my favorite this year. Classic Carl Hiaasen. I love the characters he creates and how he always has something to say about how we’re destroying the environment with our greed. But the monkey was truly the star of the book. Great book for the beach.

Here's Emily's pick:

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
The story of three best friends growing up and gossiping together. I know.. cliché, right? Add in a fortune teller that is scared of her own demise, the ghost of one of their mothers that still loves her weed, and Eleanor Roosevelt among many others and you get one hell of a fun ride through their lives. Also, it is the only book so far that my book group has agreed was excellent. They even highlighted and dog-eared their copies! Trust me, that never happens.

And here's Stacey's:
Edward Kelsey Moore signing a hell of a lot of books
at the Random House warehouse. Stacey is third from the left,
Pam is the extremely short person beside her, and Emily is
the woman of above average, beautiful height just to the right
of the author. 

I also choose The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore. It’s a wonderfully witty and compassionate story of friendship among three women, as together they conquer the many ups and downs of life in a small town. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately fall in love with “The Supremes.” As Emily mentions, it is absolutely perfect for book groups. We had the pleasure of spending a day with Edward Kelsey Moore, and he is as delightful as the characters he created!

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