Oakland Beach, Warwick, Rhode Island

Has A Time of Grace woken your interest in the 1930s? Or in Rhode Island? Many of the “little incidents” in the Trilogy were inspired by actual, first-person stories that have been told to me – such as that of Grace cutting out cardboard inserts for her shoes – but other things come from articles and books that I’ve used along the way. I’d love to share with you just a few resources and links to get you started on learning more about this fascinating time period!

For some background on Rhode Island:
  1. Rhode Island: A Brief History by Earl C. Tanner
  2. North Providence, Rhode Island by Thomas E. Greene and Barbara A. Greene – This is part of the Images of America series. Highly recommended, but once you start reading them, you won’t be able to stop!
For historical medical information:
  1. Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine by Steve Parker
  2. Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America by Ira Rutkow
  3. The Medical Book by Clifford A. Pickover
And a few links (some fun, some informative, some both!):
For image inspiration, I’d love to share with you my 1920s-1930s Pinterest board HERE.

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