Leah DeCesare is a local Rhode Island author!
About the Author:
Leah DeCesare is the author of Forks, Knives, And Spoons (2017, SparkPress) and the nonfiction parenting series Naked Parenting, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Leah’s articles on parenting have been featured in The Huffington Post, the International Doula and The Key, among others. In 2008, Leah co-founded the nonprofit Doulas of Rhode Island, and in 2013 she spearheaded the Campaign for Hope to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness in Uganda. In a past life, Leah worked in public relations and event planning. She now writes, teaches and volunteers in Rhode Island where she lives with her family and their talking cockatiel.
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About the book:
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: SparkPress (April 18, 2017)
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Forks, Knives and Spoons: A Novel
Is your guy a nerdy “spoon,” or an arrogant “fork?” HuffPo columnist Leah DeCesare brings humor and timeless wisdom to 20-something dating mindset in Forks, Knives, and Spoons.
There are three types of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond.
Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guys —from slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporks—all while trying to learn if the UCS holds true. On the quest to find their perfect steak knives, they learn to believe in themselves—and not to settle in love or life.
Reading Forks, Knives, and Spoons is like having your best girlfriend take you by the hand and tell you a story. A story you want to sit and listen to until the very end.
– Ann Hood, New York Times bestselling author of The Book That Matters Most
Leah DeCesare has a writer’s voice that is remarkable for a debut novel. The characters in Forks, Knives, and Spoons are so relatable and the story makes you long for your own youth. A wonderful book about love and growth, and discovering who you are and what makes you happy.
– Anita Hughes, author of Christmas in Paris
What a warm, wonderful read! I fell in love with Leah DeCesare’s wit and her relatable, human characters who brought me back to that tender and occasionally heartbreaking time at the very cusp of adulthood.
– Cristina Alger, author of This Was Not The Plan
I couldn’t help but get nostalgic as I read the charming and witty Forks, Knives, and Spoons. There is a delicious innocence and great fun in reading about young women seeking love and romance in a time before a left or right swipe had anything to do with dating. This book is full of heart and hopefulness—a joy to read.
– Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Trouble with Lexie