"Beth Duke's works are as real as grits and gravy in The South,
and her usage of her Southern English has the taste of Mama's
Grammy-winning songwriter and lead singer of Alabama
scene, every character in this wonderfully colorful depiction of Dixie
evokes both the vulnerable and gritty parts of a people and region. Beth
Duke's DELANEY'S PEOPLE weaves together strands of the past and present
as seamless as pearls, treating her readers to a collection chock full
of loving detail, big-hearted humor and tender insight."
-Kimberly Brock, author of The River Witch
diamonds in the red clay of northeast Alabama.
Delaney is one of them.”
When you meet Delaney Robinson, she is a two-year-old with a serious
attachment to her wonderful great-grandmother, who guides her through life with
the wisdom of a nonagenarian. Margaret's reminiscences, along with the rest you
will read, tell the story of how this adorable little girl came to be.
There is murder, mayhem, humor, romance—and a bit of heartbreak. The
stories are about her parents, grandparents, distant ancestors and family
friends, from Delaney’s Irish forebears and how they settled in Alabama to a chapter
written entirely from the point of view of a Confederate battle sword hanging
on her grandfather’s wall.
I hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it.
More comments about Delaney's People:
"A wonderful facility for invoking mood via description . . .
I love your character's wry humor . . ."
-Author Joshilyn Jackson
"In the Heat of the Moment holds the reader's attention with well-placed hooks. Droll and darkly comic."
-Brian Lister, Biscuit Publishing