Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Shoemaker's Wife by @AdrianaTrigiani - Highly Rated! @HarperCollins

"...an irresistible love story.” ~Booklist


The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to immigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again—sending Ciro off to serve in World War I, while Enza is drawn into the glamorous world of the opera . . . and into the life of the international singing sensation Enrico Caruso. Still, Enza and Ciro have been touched by fate—and, ultimately, the power of their love will change their lives forever.

Reviews:

“Within the pages of this novel, Trigiani’s 10th, is a gloriously romantic yet sensible world that seamlessly blends practicality and beauty…built around the staggering cultural and social changes the war years swept in…. Trigiani’s very best…exquisite writing and a story enriched by the power of abiding love.” ~USA Today

“The breathtaking… historical novel sparkles in exquisite details and vivid descriptions.” ~Huffington Post

“Pure pleasure . . . full-bodied and elegantly written.” ~Washington Post Book World

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2 comments:

  1. I bought this book and haven't read it yet. This may be the next book I read!

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  2. This love story, which spanned decades ,was easy and enjoyable to read. There were a lot of Italian food references which were authentic, and tied the story together. I read it for book club and would recommend it as a selection. It is also a good choice for early teen girls. I don't think it would appeal to male readers as much as female.

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