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Best Books Set in Rhode Island

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best books set in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island, a U.S. state in New England, is known for its sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns. It's home to several large cities, including Newport, which is famed for sailing, and Gilded Age mansions, such as The Breakers. Providence, its capital, is home to Brown University, green Roger Williams Park, landscaped Waterplace Park, and Riverwalk, with the famed WaterFire art installation.

Best Books Set in Rhode Island

She's Come Undone
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  • Lamb, Wally (Author)

She's Come Undone

Author: Wally Lamb

In this New York Times bestselling extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.

“Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered….”

My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club)
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  • Picoult, Jodi (Author)

My Sister’s Keeper

Author: Jodi Picoult

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this riveting story that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person.

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Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally powerful story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

The Age of Innocence
  • Wharton, Edith (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The Age of Innocence

Author: Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton, is a classic love story set in late 19th-century New York City. It tells the story of Newland Archer, a young lawyer, and his struggle between his arranged marriage to a beautiful but conventional woman and his passionate love for her cousin, the scandalous Countess Ellen Olenska. This novel explores the complexities of life in a society bound by rigid rules and expectations.

Through the eyes of Newland Archer, readers gain insight into the hypocrisy, snobbery, and pretense of the Gilded Age. The Age of Innocence is a timeless classic that provides an honest, humorous, and often painful look at the human condition.

Gilded Newport Mysteries
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Maxwell, Alyssa (Author)

A Gilded Newport Mystery

Author: Alyssa Maxwell

For fans of HBO’s The Gilded Age, explore the dark side of the alluring world of America’s 19th-century elite in this gripping series of riveting mysteries…

As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at their summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the cream of the crop can curdle one’s blood.

The Memory of Running
  • McLarty, Ron (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The Memory of Running 

Author: Russ McLarty

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“Smithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians.” —Stephen King

Every so often, a novel comes along that captures the public’s imagination with a story that sweeps readers up and takes them on a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Ron McLarty’s The Memory of Running is this decade’s novel. By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson “Smithy” Ide is a loser.

An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parent’s house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.

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