Books by Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap trilogy, the New York Times bestselling novels Lucia, Lucia and The Queen of the Big Time, and co-author of the cook


THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here."
The third in a trilogy about the life of Valentine Roncalli. Read full book review >
THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"A long list of life events, without the emotional depth to draw readers in.   "
Despite its girth, Trigiani's latest saga of Italian life lies flat on the page. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Corny but comforting lessons for readers seeking a simpler way of life."
Nostalgic collection by the bestselling author of the Valentine series and Big Stone Gap series. Read full book review >
BRAVA, VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A likable heroine doesn't compensate for a lackluster narrative. "
Lukewarm follow-up to Very Valentine (2009). Read full book review >
VIOLA IN REEL LIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Popular adult author Trigiani's (Very Valentine, 2009, etc.) first young adult novel is a quick read. Read full book review >

VERY VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Things may not work out perfectly for Valentine in this first installment, but Trigiani (Home to Big Stone Gap, 2006, etc.) offers plenty of reasons to stick around for part two."
Food, shoes and romance feature prominently in this zesty novel of an Italian-American family, the first in a planned trilogy following the life of Valentine Roncalli. Read full book review >
HOME TO BIG STONE GAP by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Cloyingly sweet tale about life and loss in a small country town."
Trigiani revisits the sleepy Virginia hamlet of Big Stone Gap. Read full book review >
ROCOCO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Reams of furnishings detail and messy family histrionics."
Kitschy, quaintly amusing Italian-American saga from Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Silly but romantic stuff, written in a state of never-ending swoon."
More like a big, sloppy wet kiss to Greenwich Village than anything as mundane and unromantic as a novel: Trigiani's fourth (after Milk Glass Moon, 2002, etc.) starts off in extremely unpromising territory but thankfully doesn't stick with it for long. Read full book review >
MILK GLASS MOON by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

Windup of the Big Stone Gap trilogy. Big Stone Gap (2000) led us into the sleepy Virginia town of that name via the memories of Ave Maria Mulligan, a spinster pharmacist who learned that her real father was an Italian boy from Bergamo and tracked him down. Read full book review >

BIG CHERRY HOLLER by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2001

This follow-up to Trigiani's Big Stone Gap (2000) offers many of the same characters, much of the same town, and all of the same contrived hokiness that characterized her previous work. Read full book review >

BIG STONE GAP by Adriana Trigiani
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 4, 2000

An irritatingly hokey, inept attempt to invade Fannie Flagg territory.

Ave Maria Mulligan, a pharmacist in Big Stone Gap, discovers she has a long-lost Italian father, saves Elizabeth Taylor

from choking on a chicken wing, and follows her friend Iva Lou's advice and gets her a workingman. Read full book review >