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Deborah Goodrich Royce (Reef Road) Launch Party

January 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THE UNITED: Deborah Goodrich Royce (Reef Road) Launch Party

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a book launch at The United Theatre for Deborah Goodrich Royce’s new book, Reef Road.

You’re invited! Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as Deborah Goodrich Royce and New York Times bestselling-author, Luanne Rice talk about the upcoming book, Reef Road. Available for sale will be a selection of Deborah and Luanne’s backlist titles as well as CDs of Warmed: Songs of Heart and Spirit, written and performed by River Flow.

Tickets to the event are $50 and will include a copy of Reef Road. All proceeds from the book and ticket sales will go to the Warm Center in Westerly, RI.


About the Book
“Reef Road is magnificent. It has left me shaken to the core. Deborah Goodrich Royce writes with a brilliant understanding of the mystery and occasional grace of trauma.” – New York Times bestselling-author, Luanne Rice

When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother’s best friend
and a panicked wife whose husband has disappeared with their children—collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020.

A young woman’s life seems perfect until her family goes missing. A writer lives alone with her dog and collects arcane murder statistics. What each of them stands to lose as they sneak around the do-not-enter tape blocking Reef Road beach is exposed by the steady tightening of the cincture encircling them.

In a nod to the true crime that inspired it, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Reef Road probes unhealed generational scars in a wrenching and original work of fiction. It is both stunning and sexy and, like a bystander surprised by a curtain left open, you won’t be able to look away.

About the Author
Deborah Goodrich Royce began as an actress on All My Children and in multiple films, before transitioning to the role of story editor at Miramax Films, developing Emma and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time. With her husband, Chuck, Deborah restored the Avon Theatre, Ocean House Hotel, Deer Mountain Inn, United Theatre, Savoy Bookshop, and numerous Main Street revitalization projects in Rhode Island and the Catskills. She serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of the American Film Institute, Greenwich International Film Festival, New York Botanical Garden, Greenwich Historical Society, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Preservation Society of Newport, and the PRASAD Project. Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in modern foreign languages and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Lake Erie College.


January 21, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The United Theatre
5 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States
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