Thursday, August 16, 2012

An Epic Saga of Italy and Love

The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani

Genre: Popular Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction

Review: Two hard-working young people from a tiny Alpine village in the Italian Alps must leave their beloved families and travel to America. Their love story is one of just missing each other. When they meet again, it is never the right time for love. They work and they work. 

Little Italy and Industrial Revolution Manhattan are described in beautiful detail. The descriptions of the opera, the great Caruso, and behind-the-scenes at the Metropolitan Opera House were some of my favorite scenes. 

This is a beautifully described and heartfelt love story, which shows a talented author taking her work to the next level.  

Author Website Click to read about some of her other books which I recommend, especially Big Stone Gap and Lucia Lucia. I have also reviewed her YA novel Viola in Reel Life.

Q and A with Author about the Book The story was inspired by her family history!

Song to Read By: "Caruso" as performed by Josh Groban 

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