Beth Duke is an Amazon #1 Best Selling author of three books and the recipient of short story awards on two continents. She is eyeing the other five. Her novel It All Comes Back to You is a Readers’ Favorite Five Star Award winner and a top book club pick in 2019. After a successful career as a marketing professional, she began writing fiction in 2006 and her work has been featured in numerous magazines.
Beth lives in the mountains of her native Alabama with her husband, one real dog, one ornamental dog, and a flock of fluffy pet chickens. She loves baking, travel, and terrible puns. Prepare yourself.
Atlanta Writers Club Contemporary Fiction
Listen to a panel of talented Atlanta Writers Club members as they discuss their newest contemporary fiction titles. Distinguished panelists include Beth Duke, Mary Becker, and Marilyn Baron.
Martha B. Boone is a urologist with her own private practice. She first received her surgical training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, where she became one of the first one hundred women urologists in the world. Her personal experiences as a new surgeon inspired her to write her first novel, The Big Free. Boone now continues her urology practice in Atlanta.
It All Comes Back to You
Veronica “Ronni” Johnson, licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, meets the captivating Violet in the assisted living facility where Violet requires no assistance, just lots of male attention. When she dies, she leaves Ronni a very generous bequest―only if Ronni completes a book about her life within one year. As she’s drawn into the world of young Violet, Ronni is mesmerized by life in a simpler time. It’s an irresistible journey filled with revelations, some of them about men Ronni knew as octogenarians at Fairfield Springs. Struggling, insecure, flailing at the keyboard, Ronni juggles her patients, a new boyfriend, and a Samsonite factory of emotional baggage as she tries to craft a manuscript before her deadline. But then the secrets start to emerge, some of them in person. And they don’t stop.
Everything changes. Alternating chapters between Homecoming Queen Violet in 1947 and can’t-quite-find-her-crown Ronni in the present, It All Comes Back to You is book club fiction at its hilarious, warm, sad, outrageous, uplifting, and stunning best. In the tradition of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and Olive Kitteridge, Duke delivers an unforgettable elderly character to treasure and a young heroine to steal your heart. BUY THIS BOOK!