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RI is full of talented authors, and it’s no wonder why — we have plenty to inspire us. Support local talent by gifting that bookworm in your life a tome by a local author. Below are a few suggestions, but if none of these fit the bill, seek out the many published authors among What Cheer Writers Club members, or check out the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA), which is made up of published local wordsmiths (their annual expo at Rhode on the Pawtuxet in Cranston takes place on Dec 7).

Kid Number One: Alan Hassenfeld and Hasbro by G. Wayne Miller: This is an in-depth look at RI’s iconic family, its head, its philanthropy and its business.
The Overlords Vol 4: Mission of the Kings by J. Michael Squatrito: This is the long-awaited finale to the popular Overlord’s fantasy series.
New England Citizen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War by Robert Geake: This is a captivating look at the Revolutionary War that highlights RI’s unique role in it.
Why You Eat What You Eat by Tina Egnoski: An interesting look at the science behind what we eat and why we eat it.

Abundance by Michael Fine: An intriguing medical thriller.


The Curse of Purgatory Cove by Pete A. O’Donnell: This debut young adult novel takes place in RI.

Famous Men Who Never Lived by K Chess: A science fiction novel about the existence of an alternative universe.

100 Things to do in Rhode Island Before You Die by Robert Curley: Oh, so you think you’re that Rhode Island? Think again.

Ruffles Repair and Ritual, Wedding Cake House Anthology, ed by Taylor M Polites and Mary-Kim Arnold: Perfect gift for anyone intrigued by the Wedding Cake House restoration.

Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie: A psychological thriller in which a woman investigates a dear friend’s murder.