The Supreme Macaroni Company

The Supreme Macaroni Company
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 1471100332
ISBN 13: 9781471100338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Macaroni Company Book Review:

The heartwarming novel from bestselling Richard & Judy author Adriana Trigiani 'A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything.' The Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has been creating sumptuous shoes for a hundred years. And now it falls to Valentine Roncalli, heir to the family firm, to turn its esteemed past into a glorious future. Uniting both professionally and romantically with master craftsman Gianluca Vechiarelli, with his full and complex past and a secret to hide, proud, passionate Valentine is determined to make her mark. Once their wedding celebrations are over, she wakes up to the reality of juggling the demands of a business and the needs of her new family. And as she is confronted by painful choices, she must fight for everything she wants and savour all she deserves – the bitter and the sweet of life itself. Romantic and poignant, told with Adriana's trademark humour and warmth, and bursting with a cast of endearing characters, this is an unforgettable feast of delights and the most beautiful handmade shoes. ‘I don't know how Adriana goes into her family's attic and emerges with these amazing stories, I'm just happy she does’ Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help ‘Feisty and poignant... Readers will root for Valentine and the lessons she learns – which apply equally to designing elegant shoes and to crafting a rewarding life’ People ‘Superb. Trigiani's ability to bring the large, warm, enveloping – if somewhat dysfunctional – family to life will keep any reader engrossed and entertained’ Publishers Weekly

The Supreme Macaroni Company

The Supreme Macaroni Company
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0062136607
ISBN 13: 9780062136602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Macaroni Company Book Review:

In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York's Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani's many fans will adore.

The Supreme Macaroni Company

The Supreme Macaroni Company
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2015-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781510005334
ISBN 13: 1510005331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Macaroni Company Book Review:

Food, family, and a sweeping love story, set against the backdrop of Italy and New york, this is Adriana Trigiani at her very best. Taking stories handed down through her family for generations, Adriana writes from the heart, and this new novel is guaranteed to tug at readers' heartstrings and make them cry.

Very Valentine

Very Valentine
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 1847377351
ISBN 13: 9781847377357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Very Valentine Book Review:

In this contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of custom wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family businesses in Greenwich Village. On the brink of financial ruin, it falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented but unsuspecting apprentice, to bring her family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century. Juggling a romantic relationship with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design competition for a prestigious department store, Valentine accompanies her grandmother and master artisan Teodora to Italy in the hope of finding inspiration. There, in Tuscany and on the Isle of Capri, she discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life around in ways she never expected.

Encore Valentine

Encore Valentine
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-29
ISBN 10: 1847379966
ISBN 13: 9781847379962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encore Valentine Book Review:

As Encore Valentine begins, snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of Valentine's grandmother. Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, artisans of handcrafted shoes in Greenwich Village since 1903. Valentine's dreams are dashed when her grandmother names her brother and nemesis Alfred her partner at Angelini Shoes. A long-distance romance with the sexy Gianluca who lives in remote Tuscany seems impossible so Valentine tries to devote herself to her work. A once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes Valentine to Buenos Aires, where she finds a long-buried secret hidden deep within a family scandal. Once unearthed, the truth rocks the Roscallis, but Valentine is determined to hold her family together. More so, she longs to create one of her own, but is torn between a past love that nurtured her, and a new one that promises to sustain her.

Company

Company
Author: Max Barry
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN 10: 0307279669
ISBN 13: 9780307279668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Company Book Review:

Stephen Jones is a shiny new hire at Zephyr Holdings. From the outside, Zephyr is just another bland corporate monolith, but behind its glass doors business is far from usual: the beautiful receptionist is paid twice as much as anybody else to do nothing, the sales reps use self help books as manuals, no one has seen the CEO, no one knows exactly what they are selling, and missing donuts are the cause of office intrigue. While Jones originally wanted to climb the corporate ladder, he now finds himself descending deeper into the irrational rationality of company policy. What he finds is hilarious, shocking, and utterly telling.

Adriana Trigiani s Valentine Collection

Adriana Trigiani s Valentine Collection
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 0062372661
ISBN 13: 9780062372666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adriana Trigiani s Valentine Collection Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani comes her beloved Valentine trilogy, now available in one volume for the first time. This eBook collection includes Very Valentine, Brava, Valentine, and The Supreme Macaroni Company.

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 0062319213
ISBN 13: 9780062319210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Stars in the Heavens Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER People's Book of the Week Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Nominee for Fiction Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet, a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Born in the golden age of Hollywood, All the Stars in the Heavens captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system—viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes. In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age—an era as brutal as it was resplendent—and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen. The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly. Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives. Anchored by Trigiani's masterful storytelling that takes you on a worldwide ride of adventure from Hollywood to the shores of southern Italy, this mesmerizing epic is, at its heart, a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional—including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more—it is it is the unforgettable story of one of cinema's greatest love affairs during the golden age of American movie making.

Lucia Lucia

Lucia  Lucia
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN 10: 0812967798
ISBN 13: 9780812967791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lucia Lucia Book Review:

The beautiful daughter of an Italian immigrant family in 1950 Greenwich Village, Lucia Sartori pursues her dream of a career in the fashion industry, until she falls in love with a handsome stranger, who must win over her traditional family to gain her hand in marriage, but old secrets and scandal could change their lives forever. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

The Vintage Teacup Club

The Vintage Teacup Club
Author: Vanessa Greene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 110161286X
ISBN 13: 9781101612866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vintage Teacup Club Book Review:

Three women’s lives are about to change because of a few delicate pieces of china... When Jenny Davis comes across a beautiful vintage tea set at an outdoor market in the English countryside, she’s convinced it’s fate. A young bride on a budget, she has her heart set on a vintage tea-party theme for her wedding—and the gorgeous gold-rimmed china before her is perfect. There’s only one problem. Two other women have fallen in love with it, too. So they come up with a solution: They’ll share it. They establish a sisterhood, sharing the ups and downs of their lives—from broken hearts and weddings, to family drama and career dreams. When a figure from Jenny’s past threatens to ruin her big day, Alison’s teenage daughter pushes her to the limit, and Maggie’s romantic life is thrown into turmoil, the members of the Vintage Teacup Club band together—proving their newfound friendship will last a lifetime.

Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Big Stone Gap
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1101967447
ISBN 13: 9781101967447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Stone Gap Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the small town of Big Stone Gap, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and the story of its self-proclaimed spinster, Ave Maria Mulligan. In the series' enchanting debut, Ave Maria reaches her thirty-fifth year and resigns herself to the single life, filling her days with hard work, fun friends, and good books. Then, one fateful day, Ave Maria's past opens wide with the revelation of a long-buried secret that will alter the course of her life. Before she knows it, Ave Maria is fielding marriage proposals, trying to claim her rightful inheritance, and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy--one that will change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Full of wit and wonder, hilarity and heart, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book, and one that you will share with friends and family for years to come. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - Features behind-the-scenes bonus material from the film--including photos, excerpts from the script, and favorite recipes from on the set "Charming . . . Readers would do well to fall into the nearest easy chair and savor the story."--USA Today "Delightfully quirky . . . chock-full of engaging, oddball characters and unexpected plot twists."--People " A] heartfelt tale . . . In an anecdotal style reminiscent of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani engagingly captures a slice of small-town America."--San Jose Mercury News

The Affair

The Affair
Author: J.L. Berg
Publsiher: J.L. Berg
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0998391271
ISBN 13: 9780998391274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Affair Book Review:

There are some paths in your life you’re never meant to take. Yet, by some twist of fate, you find yourself on the forbidden road all the same. Those are the words I stumble upon when I unearth a hidden journal that once belonged to my grandmother. A hidden journal that details a heartbreaking affair with her husband’s brother. It’s a family secret I’m unprepared to deal with, especially when my own life begins to parallel hers. Sawyer Gallagher was never on my radar. The moment I met his younger brother, I was taken. Done for. Love-drunk. But, some things aren't meant to last and at the age of thirty-three, I find myself divorced, penniless and living with my parents. When Sawyer stops by our family’s antique store, asking for a job, I figure: Why the heck not? Life can’t get much worse. It doesn’t take long to realize just how different the Gallagher brothers are. Sawyer is kind, supportive, and, oh, did I mention sexy as hell? In a small town like ours, I can’t help but ask myself… Can I fall for my former brother-in-law? Or is this just history repeating itself?

Gather the Daughters

Gather the Daughters
Author: Jennie Melamed
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 0316463671
ISBN 13: 9780316463676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gather the Daughters Book Review:

Never Let Me Go meets The Giver in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers -- chosen male descendants of the original ten -- are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. They have children, who have children, and when they are no longer useful, they take their final draught and die. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly -- they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers' hands and their mothers' despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing. Gather the Daughters is a smoldering debut; dark and energetic, compulsively readable, Melamed's novel announces her as an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

The Roots of the Olive Tree

The Roots of the Olive Tree
Author: Courtney Miller Santo
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 0062130536
ISBN 13: 9780062130532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of the Olive Tree Book Review:

An extraordinary new voice in contemporary woman’s fiction, Courtney Miller Santo makes her magnificent debut with The Roots of the Olive Tree, a novel that will delight fans of Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and the works of Kristin Hannah. Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five generations of women—including an unforgettable 112-year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records—the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together.

Death as a Living

Death as a Living
Author: Doyle Burke,Lou Grieco
Publsiher: Inkshares
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN 10: 1950301044
ISBN 13: 9781950301041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death as a Living Book Review:

One of the Midwest’s most accomplished homicide detectives reveals the secrets behind his most notorious cases. Part memoir, part police procedural, and part true crime anthology, Death as a Living reveals the inside world of homicide and death investigation—the triumph, tragedy, humor, and truly bizarre situations one finds when working that beat. For more than thirty years, involving more than one thousand cases, Burke has worked as a death investigator—first with the Dayton, Ohio police department, then with a county coroner’s office. In Death as a Living, he shares his tricks of the trade: how detectives solve cases, what they look for, the importance of forensic science, and the irreplaceable value of instinct. Along the way, Burke offers humorous trial anecdotes, thoughts on race and policing, stories about the fatal toll stress took on fellow officers, and, perhaps most movingly, details about the three fatal shootings of police officers—one of them one of his first friends at the department, another the son of his sergeant—that shaped his career.

Brava Valentine

Brava  Valentine
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 0061969427
ISBN 13: 9780061969423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brava Valentine Book Review:

“Delightful, energetic. . . . Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller.” — Boston Globe Award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker Adriana Trigiani returns with Brava, Valentine, continuing the heartwarming and hilarious story of Valentine Roncalli, her family, her love life, and the Angelini Shoe Company. Following on the heels of the New York Times bestseller Very Valentine (hailed by People magazine as “Sex and the City meets Moonstruck”), Brava, Valentine is another tour-de-force from the beloved author of bestselling novels Lucia, Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, and the Big Stone Gap series.

Home to Big Stone Gap

Home to Big Stone Gap
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-10-31
ISBN 10: 1588365638
ISBN 13: 9781588365637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home to Big Stone Gap Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER • Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the novels of the New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani. In Home to Big Stone Gap, she tells her most powerful story yet, full of humor and heart, wisdom and hope. “[Trigiani is] one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction.”—USA Today Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney and her beloved family and friends for generations. But with her daughter, Etta, having flown the nest to enchanting Italy, Ave Maria has reached a turning point, and she realizes that it’s time to go in search of brand-new dreams. Yet before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down. Ave Maria agrees to helm the town musical, a hilarious reunion of local talent past and present. A lifelong friendship collapses when a mysterious stranger comes to town and reveals a long-buried secret. An unexpected health crisis threatens her family. An old heartthrob reappears, challenging her marriage. An opportunistic coal company threatens to undermine the town’s way of life and the mountain landscape Ave Maria has treasured since she was a girl. Now she has no choice but to reinvent her world, her life, and herself, whether she wants to or not. Praise for Home to Big Stone Gap “The writing is as fresh and flowing as if Ave Maria has just rediscovered her one true love: the colorful town of Big Stone Gap. . . . Trigiani keeps the pages turning.”—The Roanoke Times “[Trigiani’s] characters, particularly protagonist Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney, . . . feel like family. . . . A wonderful homecoming indeed.”—Bookreporter “[Trigiani is] a consistently appealing storyteller, whatever the subject matter. . . . It’s good to come home to Big Stone Gap. Trigiani’s light touch yields a realistic portrayal of small-town life . . . and a cast of charmingly imperfect characters.”—BookPage “Memorable characters and small-town magic . . . continue to have appeal.”—Publishers Weekly

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1101599391
ISBN 13: 9781101599396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey Book Review:

From the bestselling author of My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding comes a novel about four friends who share a passion for a beloved British television show that will change all of their lives. When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and—even more unexpectedly—with each other... Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta money—for herself and for her orphaned brother and sister. She never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal. Claire Walker is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs for the old world charm of The Alexander, and for a new and productive life. But she soon wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all. And then there’s Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She’s just starting to realize that it’s time to take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be. For Samantha, Claire, Brooke—and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings—it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life’s hardest moments—all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.

The Shoemaker s Wife

The Shoemaker s Wife
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 1849834245
ISBN 13: 9781849834247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker s Wife Book Review:

The lives of two young Italian lovers, Enza Ravanelli, a practical girl born into poverty and Ciro Amadei, a dreamer raised in a convent orphanage, are woven together in this lush, epic novel set against the landscape of world events in the first half of the 20thcentury. The Shoemaker's Wifespans two world wars, immigration, the birth of American manufacturing, the rigors of assimilation and the perils of the Great Depression. Like the times they were born into, Enza and Ciro's story is filled with surprising twists and turns. Together, they embrace the promise of a new and better life as they attempt to survive by the labour of their own hands. But when Ciro is diagnosed with a deadly cancer from the bombs he endured in World War I, he returns home alone to Italy to say goodbye, and solve a final mystery about his family.

He s Gone A Novel

He s Gone  A Novel
Author: Deb Caletti
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 0345534360
ISBN 13: 9780345534361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

He s Gone A Novel Book Review:

From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an intensely gripping story about love, loss, marriage, and secrets—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Anna Quindlen. “One of the best books I’ve read all year.”—Barbara O’Neal, author of The Garden of Happy Endings “What do you think happened to your husband, Mrs. Keller?” The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine she drank at a party the night before. But on this particular Sunday morning, she’s surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. Irritation shifts to worry, worry slides almost imperceptibly into panic. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He’s gone. As the police work methodically through all the logical explanations—he’s hurt, he’s run off, he’s been killed—Dani searches frantically for a clue as to whether Ian is in fact dead or alive. And, slowly, she unpacks their relationship, holding each moment up to the light: from its intense, adulterous beginning, to the grandeur of their new love, to the difficulties of forever. She examines all the sins she can—and cannot—remember. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth—about herself, her husband, and their lives together. “A thought-provoking and moving exploration.”—New York Times bestselling author Erica Bauermeister Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.