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GFWC Women's Club of South County


We are pleased to announce that the Annual Book & Author Luncheon,

the club's major fundraiser,

will be in September this year!


Wednesday, September 18, 2024

The Dunes Club

137 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett

More details  about our exciting authors & fabulous raffles will be coming soon!

It was beautiful and successful Day...

Take a look at this short video to get a glimpse of the 2023 GFWC Women’s Club of South County’s Book & Author Luncheon.


There were 300 guests and lots of terrific raffle prizes to win.


It was a warm but wonderful event at the Dunes Club.

We couldn't have done it without the event's dedicated co-chairs, Linda Butera-Noble and Deb Zepp.

Our sponsors were so very generous and the proceeds of this event help us to provide scholarships for women and meet some of the needs of small non-profits in our community.

Enjoy the Video and Thank You!

Nancy DeNuccio


Meet The 2023 Authors 

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Emily Franklin

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The Lioness of Boston by Emily Franklin: the life story of Isabella Stewart Gardner, from her marriage in
1861 to Jack Gardner, a member of Boston’s ‘High Society,’ through her death in 1924…A captivating
story of a significant woman in Boston’s history who left that city a cultural legacy. This novel will appeal
to those who love historical fiction and stories of triumphant women who leave an indelible mark.
Franklin is the author of more than twenty novels and a poetry collection. Her award-winning work has
appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe and numerous literary magazines and publications.


City of Dreams by Don Winslow: is a dramatic second novel in an epic crime trilogy… from the shores of
RI to the deserts of CA and from the power corridors of Washington to the fabled movie studios of
Hollywood. Winslow is the author of twenty-three award-winning international bestsellers, including
Savages, which was made into a feature film by Oscar-winning writer-director Oliver Stone.
Several of his book, sold to FX, are now filming to air as a weekly television series beginning in 2023.
Winslow, a graduate of South Kingstown High School, lives in California and Rhode Island.


The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice: is a thriller about how far a wife is willing to go to expose truths and
the lengths someone will go to stop her. Luanne is the NY Times bestselling author of 36 novels which
have been translated into 30 languages. Rice often writes about love, family, nature and the sea and
several of her novels have been adapted for television, including TNT, CBS, the Hallmark Hall of Fame,
and more stations. Among many awards, she has received the Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award for
excellence and lifetime achievement in the Literary Arts category.


*A portion of the sale of each of these books is donated back to GFWC Women’s Club of South County, a 501 ©(3) organization, who will use the proceeds toward grants to nonprofits in South County and for scholarships to women in need.  Books will be available for sale at the luncheon and authors will be available to sign your books.  If you choose to go to Wakefield Books and purchase any of these books, rather than ordering online, please be sure to mention that you are buying books for the GFWC Women’s Club of South County’s Book & Author Event.  


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