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A Delicious Debut From a Local Author


In today’s technology driven world, many may have forgotten what dating was like in the pre-Tinder ‘80s. Some don’t even have a clue. East Greenwich author Leah DeCesare takes readers back to those times with her debut novel Forks, Knives and Spoons. Inspired by advice given to her by her father, she’ll have you on an emotional rollercoaster you won’t want to get off of. Author of Waiting to Surface, Emily Listfield says, “Leah DeCesare brings humor, warmth and wit to the timeless themes of female friendship, looking for love in all the wrong (and right!) places and the fine art of growing up.”

As Amy York’s father sends her off to college he leaves her with advice that classifies guys into three types: forks, knives and spoons. Using her dad’s Utensil Classification System (UCS), Amy leads her friends through college classifying potential love interests as dispassionate spoons, inconsiderate forks and the perfect steak knife. Long after graduation the UCS continues to influence their choices as they search for the perfect steak knife. One day Amy discovers they’ve taken it too far and learns the importance of believing in herself and what makes her happy.

Leah is a Huffington Post columnist who writes, volunteers and teaches in Rhode Island. After examining her career and volunteer path, she noticed a common thread of empowering others and applied it to her lifelong goal of writing a novel. 

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