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Adriana Trigiani

Biography

Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer and documentary filmmaker. Her books include the New York Times bestseller THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE; the Big Stone Gap series; VERY VALENTINE; BRAVA, VALENTINE; LUCIA, LUCIA; and the bestselling memoir DON'T SING AT THE TABLE, as well as the young adult novels VIOLA IN REEL LIFE and VIOLA IN THE SPOTLIGHT. She wrote the screenplay for Big Stone Gap, which she also directed. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Books by Adriana Trigiani

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE, comes an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty and creativity --- the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE, Adriana Trigiani, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet --- a spellbinding tale rooted in a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance and adventure.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Women's Fiction

In this conclusion to Adriana Trigiani's Valentine trilogy, Valentine Roncalli is marrying Gianluca Vechiarelli, the love of her life. However, she hasn't truly considered the cultural and age differences between an American businesswoman and a native Italian who's 18 years her senior. The repercussions lead to a rollercoaster love story with a powerful emotional payoff.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.

by Adriana Trigiani

In DON’T SING AT THE TABLE, Adriana Trigiani reveals how her grandmothers’ simple values have shaped her own life, sharing the experiences, humor and wisdom of her beloved mentors to delight readers of all ages.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction

When Valentine's grandmother begins a new life in Italy, she places Valentine and her nemesis, her brother Alfred, "the Prince," as partners at the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of handcrafted wedding shoes since 1903. A once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes Valentine from the winding streets of Greenwich Village to the sun-kissed cobblestones of Buenos Aires, where she unearths a long-buried family secret and finds herself torn between a past love that nurtured her and a new one that promises to sustain her, in this "dazzling" (USA Today) follow-up to Very Valentine.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction

Nella, the middle daughter of five, aspires to a genteel life “in town,” far from the rigors of farm life. But Nella’s dreams shift when she meets Renato Lanzara, the son of a prominent family. Renato is a worldly, handsome, devil-may-care poet who has a way with words that makes him irresistible. But Nella is not alone in her pursuit: every girl in town seems to want Renato.

by Adriana Trigiani

Big Cherry Holler, the extraordinary sequel to Big Stone Gap, takes us back to the mountain life that enchanted us in Adriana Trigiani’s best selling debut novel. It’s been eight years since the town pharmacist and long time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her new found belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn’t count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband. The mountain walls that have protected her all of her life can not spare Ave Maria the life lessons she must learn.

by Adriana Trigiani

Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart. . . .