Search Results: "Adriana Trigiani"


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VIOLA IN REEL LIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping, though, that successors in the series treat its audience with a bit more respect. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular adult author Trigiani's (Very Valentine, 2009, etc.) first young adult novel is a quick read. Read full book review >

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

"The Dukes of Hazzard written as if it were a homiletic drama. (First printing of 150,000; author tour)"
An irritatingly hokey, inept attempt to invade Fannie Flagg territory. Read full book review >

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

"As corny as a county fair, but appealing in its way."
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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MILK GLASS MOON by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"Down-home dialogue gives a big lift to Ave's agonies."
Windup of the Big Stone Gap trilogy. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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KISS CARLO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A delightfully sprawling comedy full of extended families, in all their cocooning warmth and suffocating expectations."
Calla Borelli inherited her love of the theater from her father, Sam, but directing only Shakespeare plays in 1949 might spell the end of her beloved Borelli theater. Read full book review >

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ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A heartwarming tale of women's lives behind the movies."
A novice nun suddenly finds herself dismissed from her convent and swept up into the heady world of Hollywood's golden age. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >