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Adriana Trigiani Books In Order

Publication Order of Big Stone Gap Books

Big Stone Gap (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Cherry Holler (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milk Glass Moon (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home to Big Stone Gap (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Viola Books

Viola in Reel Life (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Viola in the Spotlight (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Valentine Trilogy Books

Very Valentine (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brava, Valentine (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Supreme Macaroni Company (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Lucia, Lucia (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen of the Big Time (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rococo (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shoemaker's Wife (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Stars in the Heavens (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Carlo (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cooking with My Sisters (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Sing at the Table (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

A best-selling author for some time now, Adriana Trigiani is an Italian American writer who has been writing for a number of years now, having been born and raised in the United States, as she writes her heart-warming slice-of-life novels. Not only that, but she also has had and illustrious career in the media industry as well, having written for such big name companies like Jim Henson Studios and Showtime, working on a lot of high-profile and long-running series. After some time she managed to build herself a reputation that became well established throughout both the media and the literary industry, setting up a loyal audience to this very day.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up in Big Stone Gap in Virginia, America, Adriana Trigiani found she had a passion in both reading and literature from an early age, as she went on to become a comedy writer for the stage as well as the screen. Using her upbringing to inspire what she wrote, she quickly found she had a talent for the written word and making people laugh, as she was able to inject both heart and warmth into her material. Going on to New York, she followed her talent as she undertook a position as a play-write for Broadway in 1985 getting herself noticed by a number of industry professionals in the process.

Attending Saint Mary’s College in Indiana, she soon moved on to New York, as she gained experience in the theatre whilst working in her Broadway job, where she met a collection of highly influential people within the media industry. It was also during this time that she managed to hone and refine her craft, as she applied her talents on the job gaining first-hand experience with all those involved in the creative process, along with being able to witness the audience in person as well. All of this created a unique learning curve for her, helping to transform her into the writer that she is today.

Working in a radio station at the young age of fifteen, she started to develop her passion for story structure and narrative early on, as she would compile the news there, and it was soon that she realized she had an even stronger affinity for fiction and the imagination. Although she found that she loved reporting during her time working there at the WNVA station, she realized that it was storytelling where her heart really lay, something that has been reflected in her career ever since. Allowing her mind to run wild was what only the stage and Broadway could offer her, as she soon moved on.

Now living with her family in Greenwich Village, she lives with both her husband and her daughter, along with their pets. Writing novels is something she continues to do, some of which have been adapted for the big screen with herself at the helm. With plenty more titles on the horizon it appears that she’s not stopping any time soon, as her continues to grow from strength-to-strength.

Writing Career

Over the years Adriana Trigiani has won a number of awards, gaining both commercial and critical success. With her first novel, Big Stone Gap, being released in 2000, she then went on to adapt it for the screen and directed it herself. A major force within the industry now in her own right, she has become a leading figure in her particular field.

Not only that, but she has also achieved success both nationally and internationally, with her praises being espoused worldwide. Getting reviewed on British television as well, she has also been translated into various different languages too. With more and more people discovering her work everyday, there’s a lot more expected from this particular writer in the many years to come.

Lucia, Lucia

Initially published in 2003 on the first of January, this was a popular entry into Trigianni’s extensive backlog of work. Working as a period piece with it being set in the lively 1950s New York, it manages to evoke a clear sense of the time and how it was back then. Featuring a main protagonist that it focuses on who drives along the narrative, it also works in that captures a vibrant and lively tone, engaging the reader along the way and taking them on a heart-warming journey.

Living in 1950s Greenwich Village, Lucia Sartori is the daughter of an Italian grocer living there, as she’s is twenty-five years of age and beautiful. Becoming an apprentice for a designer at Chic B, a fashionable new store operating on Fifth Avenue, she is about to pursue the career of her dreams, as well as marry her childhood sweetheart. That’s when a handsome stranger steps on to the scene and offers her a life of luxury uptown, something which has always seemed beyond her reach. Will she succumb to his charms? Can she follow the life of her dreams? What will become of Lucia, Lucia?

The Shoemaker’s Wife

First published in 2012 on the third of April, this was to be another highly successful and extremely accessible read from the author Adriana Trigiani. With her trademarked light and breezy tone the same as before it manages to flow along with its strong character driven story of inspiration. Set in another time period once again, Trigiani has a keen eye for detail and accuracy, as she travels between locations with both ease and confidence, showing a writer who is clearly in her element here.

Following an immigrant from the Italian Alps to the heart of America and Little Italy, where he is to be an apprentice shoemaker on the turn of the last century. The boy named Ciro is in hiding there after having caught his local priest embroiled in a scandal by mistake, as he’s sent away to avoid the fallout. Not only that but he previously met the young Enza in the mountains, whereby they became enamored with one another, only to be torn apart by his moving to America. They both end up in America though, as she finds herself working in a factory, and the question now is can they ever find one another once again? Will they overcome their obstacles? Just who will become the shoemaker’s wife?

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