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Ready for a literary road trip? Route One Reads is back!

Visit the Route One Reads website to see how you can travel 2,369 miles and explore 16 states plus DC, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook! For the second consecutive year, the Rhode Island Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2016, the theme of the initiative is mysteries, and the selected book to represent Rhode Island is Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva!
About the Book:
When Liam Mulligan, a reporter at a dying Providence newspaper, starts asking questions, he’s promised free hookers if he minds his own business-and a savage beating if he doesn’t. As he investigates, a child’s severed arm turns up in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. then the body of a pornographer is found at the base of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk. The web of corruption and murder Mulligan unearths will shake his faith. Cliff Walk is winner of the prestigious Edgar and Macavity Awards.


Bruce DeSilva
About the Author:
Bruce DeSilva’s crime fiction has won the Edgar and Macavity Awards; has been listed as a finalist for the Shamus, Anthony, and Barry Awards; and has been published in ten foreign languages. His short stories have appeared in Akashic Press’s award-winning noir anthologies. He has reviewed books for The New York Times Sunday Book Review and Publishers Weekly, and his reviews for The Associated Press have appeared in hundreds of other publications. Previously, he was a journalist for forty years, most recently as writing coach world-wide for The Associated Press, editing stories that won nearly every major journalism prize including the Pulitzer. He has worked as a consultant for fifty newspapers, taught at the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and lectured at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation. He and his wife, the poet Patricia Smith, live in New Jersey with two enormous dogs named Brady and Rondo.

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