Tapestry

A Book Club Recommendation!

Fiction - Womens
348 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2020
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Author Biography

Beth Dial Duke is an Amazon #1 Best Selling author and the recipient of short story awards on two continents.
She is eyeing the other five.
Beth lives in the mountains of her native Alabama with her husband, one real dog, and one strictly ornamental dog.
She loves reading, writing, and not arithmetic.
Baking is a hobby, with semi-pro cupcakes and amateur macarons a specialty.
And puns--the worse, the better.
Travel is her other favorite thing, along with joining book clubs for discussion.
If a personal visit isn't possible, Zoom or Skype are.
Please see bethduke.com for more information.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

In Beth Duke’s heart-warming novel, Tapestry, Skye Willis and her grandmother, Sparrow, decide to find out more about their ancestry, a decision that launches their lives on a course they would never have imagined. Skye had always been curious about her father’s side of the family. Raised by her mother and grandmother, she had no information about her father except the few details her mother divulged on occasion. At twenty-one now, Skye cannot dismiss the issue anymore. She resorts to genetic testing and convinces her grandmother to take the test too to prove her Muscogee Creek ancestry. Meanwhile, Pete Darling, CEO of PFD Pipelines, embarks on the most important project of his life: the repair and replacement of hundreds of miles of a natural gas line. But things are about to drastically change for Pete and the company.

Tapestry is centered on two eccentric characters, Sparrow and Skye. Their bond is well-developed throughout as Skye is fond of Sparrow and Sparrow remains supportive and loving towards Skye. Supporting characters in the novel play an important role in bringing out the themes of the novel. Set in two alternate places, Texas and Alabama, the story explores themes of corruption, control, and manipulation alongside uplifting themes about sacrifice, love, and true happiness. The story is rewarding as it follows Skye’s growth while she learns what she is passionate about and what truly matters. The two separate plots are carefully woven together when their paths intersect. Told with a touch of humor, Tapestry by Beth Duke explores important themes through an authentic set of characters.

Delaine Hughes

Loved this book so much! It was like the best trip back to Alabama and I learned so much from it. Will never forget Sparrow.

Pat Dean

This was one of my favorite reads of the past few months. Characters are memorable, the good ones and the bad. Story held my interest through every page. Recommend.

Kenya Bailey

Good story

Damian Peters

Very different from Beth Duke's previous bestseller, It All Comes Back To You but just as warm and welcoming. When you open this book, as with the previous one, it feels like you are being openly and enthusiastically welcomed into their world by the author as if you have been warmly invited to sit and dine with a family of strangers. And once in their world, you become part of it. Very quickly, you find you can't put the book down. Beth Duke introduces Alabama to outsiders from such a beautiful perspective, you want to immediately add it to your bucket-list of go-to destinations. Written so that it can be read easily and fluently and with lovely little
unexpected twists. You'll laugh and cry from one page to the next. This book should be sold with a small packet of tissues attached. Read it. You'll love it.

Ellen Orr

Our teachers’ book club read TAPESTRY, and Beth Duke joined our ZOOK meeting—truly a treat! . What an incredible book; the characters “Jumped off the page” and reminded me of so many dear people. I am now reading this book a second time and enjoying it even more than I did the first time through :—)

Jqt

Beautiful read. Such warm, lovable characters. And history!