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Adriana Trigiani

Autor(a) de Big Stone Gap

26+ Works 16,268 Membros 669 Reviews 66 Favorited

About the Author

Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, she moved to New York City and founded the all-female comedy troupe The Outcasts, which performed on the cabaret circuit for seven years. She was a writer/producer mostrar mais on The Cosby Show and A Different World and executive producer/head writer for City Kids for Jim Henson Productions. In 1996, she wrote and directed the documentary film Queens of the Big Time, which won the Audience Award at the Hamptons Film Festival. Her debut novel, Big Stone Gap, was published in 2001. Her young adult and adult novels include Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, Home to Big Stone Gap, The Queen of the Big Time, Rococo, Encore Valentine, Viola in Reel Life, The Supreme Macaroni Company, The Shoemaker's Wife, and All the Stars in the Heavens. She wrote the film adaptation for her novels Big Stone Gap, Very Valentine, and Lucia, Lucia. She also wrote a cookbook entitled Cooking with My Sisters and a non-fiction book entitled Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Adriana Trigiani

Big Stone Gap (2000) 2,735 cópias
The Shoemaker's Wife (2012) 1,862 cópias
Lucia, Lucia (2003) 1,512 cópias
Big Cherry Holler (2001) 1,444 cópias
Very Valentine (2009) 1,217 cópias
Milk Glass Moon (2002) 1,179 cópias
The Queen of the Big Time (2004) 977 cópias
Home to Big Stone Gap (2006) 950 cópias
Brava, Valentine (2010) 817 cópias
Rococo (2005) 685 cópias
The Supreme Macaroni Company (2013) 514 cópias
All the Stars in the Heavens (2015) 481 cópias
Viola in Reel Life (2009) 401 cópias
The Good Left Undone (2022) 400 cópias
Kiss Carlo: A Novel (2017) 276 cópias

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(M61'12) Big Stone Gap, Adriana Trigiani em World Reading Circle (Setembro 2012)


" I don't regret anything that's happened to me...I wish that I had reacted differently to some of the events. I let things get me down...I believed I could somehow control the bad things...things turn around when they're meant to."
Lucia, a working girl from Greenwich Village, has big dreams for her career in Bonwitt Teller's Custom Department. She won't anyone hold her back. Especially her future mother-in-law!
Then, she meets John Talbot, so soave and debonair. She "loved he way John looked, the places he took (her) and the life he promised", but it was all on the surface...… (mais)
Chrissylou62 | outras 37 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
A Heartwarming Story of Love and Music

Saviero and Chairs have big dreams when they meet on the Jersey Shore in1938. Although success and its vices get in the way, their love endures over decades.

Adriana Trigiani is a gifted writer whose books transport you to another time and place. The characters feel like people you know or have met. I was interested in Trigiani's description of the writing process and wonder if it came from her own life.
This book, in particular, that had so many deep insights into relationships. I really loved this book, from a favorite author.… (mais)
Chrissylou62 | outras 8 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Our Family's Stories

As Matelda grows older she realizes that she has never shared important stories with her family. These stories help family members in their daily struggles.
While this happens, Matelda also faces health issues.
An enjoyable book with realistic characters and a strong sense of place. I felt like part of the family!
Chrissylou62 | outras 11 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorite authors. This is not one of her better works. Valentine is not the complex character found in some of her other books, such as Lucia, or Domenica. The book explores the difficulties of having a career and a relationship, but it doesn't seem to get into the complexities of the relationship between Valentine and Roman. Also, as the book is told from the pov of Valentine, a shoe designer, every detail of fashion is excruciatingly described. It took away from the narrative. I found myself thinking Valentine is pretty shallow. I was planning to read the other books in the series but now decided against doing so!
I'm sure it would be appealing to readers who enjoy a light read. Her description of Capri has a strong sense of place...the reader feels the bright Italian sun on her face, and the cool water of the Blue Grotto. As usual, the description of food made my mouth water. If you've never read any other books by this author, this may not be the one to start with because you don't get her best characters and plot lines.
But....still funny as hell and so well written.
I recommended it to my book club, and for some it's their first time reading this author. I am proud to recommend more of her works with them!
… (mais)
Chrissylou62 | outras 109 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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