Get the Rhody Reader Box from Ink Fish Books

The gift box includes Elizabeth B. Splaine's novel Swan Song, a soy wax candle, chocolate and a handmade bookmark.
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Elizabeth B. Splaine.

I’m always looking for a good book to read, and this October release comes with a box of goodies from local makers. Elizabeth B. Splaine’s historical fiction novel, Swan Song, comes out in October and Ink Fish Books in Warren is including the book in a “Rhody Reader Box.” The contents include a hand-poured small batch soy wax candle made in Bristol by Juniper Hill Apothecary, handmade chocolate by Aura’s Chocolate Bar in Cranston, and a handmade beaded bookmark by Irene, a Riverside maker.

Ink Fish Books, owned by Lisa Valentino, has teamed up with blogger Patty J to help promote the Rhody Reader Box. The book will also be signed by Splaine and a portion of proceeds from the gift box, which costs $59.99 plus tax and shipping, will be donated to Books are Wings in Pawtucket. The local nonprofit gives free books to children in Rhode Island. Buyers of the box will also be invited to an exclusive author event with Splaine and get a link to the Swan Song Spotify playlist.

Swan Song “takes readers through a tale of love, loss and perseverance during World War II. The story centers around Ursula, a Jewish opera singer who rises to fame in Nazi Germany and becomes the object of Adolf Hitler’s twisted obsession.” Readers can also add a signed copy of Splaine’s other book, Devil’s Grace, a medical thriller set in Rhode Island, to the box for an additional cost ($79.99 plus tax and shipping).

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Rhode Island is often the setting of choice for authors. “There is something magical about Rhode Island, the big-hearted little state where the ocean meets the land. Since relocating here with my family, two books have poured out of me onto the page,” says Splaine, who is based in Barrington. “Rhode Islanders are kind, tenacious and smart, and those are the characters I like to write [about]. I’m grateful for the warm reception my books continue to receive here, and I’m really proud to be part of the Ink Fish Books Rhody Reader Box, as Lisa Valentino continues to think outside the proverbial box (pun intended) to deliver a little bit of Rhode Island to your door.”

Valentino has owned Ink Fish Books for three years and uses her store to help promote local authors and makers.

“The Rhody Reader Box is an extension of why I began Ink Fish Books,” said Valentino. “The smallest state is full of creativity that should be shared and celebrated, not only locally, but with readers all across the region and even the country.”

The Rhody Reader Box by Ink Fish Books is available for shipping anywhere in the country or picked up curbside in downtown Warren. Pre Order purchases can be placed by visiting inkfishbooks.com, emailing info@inkfishbooks.com, or contacting the store at 401-368-6827.

 

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