All The Stars In The Heavens: A Novel by Adriana TrigianiAll The Stars In The Heavens: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani

All The Stars In The Heavens: A Novel

byAdriana Trigiani

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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The New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet—a spellbinding tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure.

The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he’s already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress.

Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young’s secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, Alda and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they face the greatest obstacle of their lives.

Trigiani paints the glorious historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen. Trigiani’s masterful storytelling takes us on a worldwide ride of adventure, from Hollywood to Italy, in a mesmerizing epic that is at its heart a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional—including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel, and others—All the Stars in the Heavens is the unforgettable tale of one of cinema’s greatest love affairs during the heyday of American moviemaking.
Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epicThe Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series;Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoirDon't Sing at the Table. Trigiani reaches new heights withAll the Star...
Title:All The Stars In The Heavens: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.16 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062430858

ISBN - 13:9780062430854

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Story of Clark Gable and Loretta Young All the Stars in Heaven is a rich novel that sweeps the reader into the golden age of Hollywood. Numerous famous actors and actresses make an appearance in this tale. Young is a young actress who falls in love with Spencer Tracy. Among the famous personages is a young nun by the name of Alda who has her own tale to tell which is interwoven between the pages. The novel is on the longer side at approximately 450 pages, but well worth read. It is a well written tale with plenty of historical detail that is colored with the author's interpretation of Loretta Young's relationships. I could not help but fall in love with Clark Gable. Adriana writes him just as I imagined, a lovable, handsome rogue with plenty of humor and spirit, a womanizer, but one who is higly adorable. I fell in love with Clark Gable through and through. I was glad I read the book on my iPad Kindle app because I kept stopping to query photos of the people and places mentioned in the book. It helped cement the story in my mind while lending it a whole bunch of credence. There is a ton to like about this story. Never rushed, but vivid, I adored the story very much, even though I experienced a bit of sadness that Clark and Loretta were never meant to be. A very good novel to savor! This is the first time I've read a book by Adriana Trigiani, but I plan to read a bit more of her work. I defintely enjoyed her style of writing. 4.5 stars out of 5!
Date published: 2015-10-14

Editorial Reviews

Trigiani gives heart to the facts and fiction of Hollywood, and in doing so she brings life to characters we’ve only known from the motion pictures, TV screen and radio. Her book is fiction, but the story is universal.