GFWC Women's Club of South County

Our 20th annual Book & Author Luncheon, held July 10, 2019, at the Dunes Club in Narragansett, raised a record-breaking $35,000, thanks to the financial contributions of generous sponsors, to the raffle prizes and time donated by caring businesses and individuals, and to our attendees, who enjoyed an enriching afternoon devoted to books and authors while donating to a worthy cause. The event is the major fundraiser of the GFWC Women’s Club of South County. Thanks especially to our master of ceremonies, Michaela Johnson, and to our authors, Nancy Thayer, Lynne Heinzmann, and Bill Harley.



Nancy Thayer’s Surfside Sisters

Lynne Heinzmann’s Frozen Voices

Bill Harley’s Dirty Joe the Pirate


Rachel Kadish's The Weight of Ink

Hank Phillippi Ryan's Say No More

Marianne Leone's  Ma Speaks Up



Ann Hood's The Book That Matters Most

Anna Solomon's Leaving Lucy Pear

Gina Barreca's "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?"


Barbara Shapiro's The Muralist

Dawn Tripp's Georgia: A Novel

Michelle Hoover's Bottomland


Linda Beaulieu's Providence & Rhode Island Chef's Table

Barbara Ross's Musseled Out

Peter Mandal's Jackhammer Sam" and "Zoo Ah-Chooo 



Maria Mutch's Know the Night

Dawn Tripp's Games of Secrets

Joan Wickersham's The News from Spain


Barbara Shapiro's The Art Forger

Ed Hardy's Keeper and Kid

Anika Denise's Pigs Love Potatoes" and "Bella and Stella Come Home


Mary Flynn's and Nancy Verde Barr's The Pink Ribbon Diet

Paul A. Ruggieri's Confessions of a Surgeon

Kara LaReau's OTTO


David Dosa's Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat

Ann Hood's The Red Thread and The Knitting Circle

Allen Kurzweil's Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments and Leon and the Champion Chip


Marsha Karzmer's How Old Is Beautiful?

Anne-Louise Sterry's Aunt Lena's Cucina

Padma Venkatraman's Climbing the Stairs



Nancy Verde Barr's Backstage with Julie

Brian Lies' Bats in the Library

William Hubbell's Good Fences



Betty J Cotter's Roberta's Woods, a Novel

Linda Beaulieu's The Providence & Rhode Island Cookbook

Malcolm Greenaway's Block Island, Rhode Island's Jewel



Brian Lies' Bats at the Beach

Johanne Killeen & George Germon's On Top of Spaghetti

Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower


Alan Seale's Intuitive Living

Marc Vassallo's Inside the Not So Big House

Mary Jane Begin's and Mark Allio's R is for Rhode Island Red


Don Bousquet's Rhode Island Cookbook

Richard Benjamin's Rhode Island

Linda Crotta Brennan's Black Regiment of the American Revolution


Linda Beaulieu's and Deborah Moxham's The Grapevine Guide to Rhode Island's Best Restaurants

Claire Cook's Multiple Choice

Loretta LaRoche's Life is Short - Wear Your Party Pants


Sarah Smith's Chasing Shakespeares

Brian Lies' Hamlet and the Enormous Chinese Dragon Kite

Many Ann Esposito's Ciao Italia in Umbria

2020 Book & Author Luncheon CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS

Unfortunately, the GFWC Women's Club of South County's annual signature fundraiser event, the Book & Author luncheon, is cancelled this year due to the current Covid-19 crisis.

The coronavirus has put a strain on all nonprofit groups that deliver goods and services to people in need. Please consider donating directly to a charity of your choice in lieu of supporting the WCSC Book & Author fundraiser this year.

Thank-you for your years of support!

SnaGFWCRIil mail: 

821 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI  02889


State President - Debra A. Capuano

Call us:

GFWCRI (State info)

401-365-4392 (gfwc)

GFWC WCSC (South County)



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