The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel

Paperback | August 21, 2012

byAdriana Trigiani

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Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career—a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker's Wife is replete with the all the page-turning adventure, sumptuous detail, and heart-stopping romance that has made Adriana Trigiani, “one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction” (USA Today). Fans of Trigiani’s sweeping family dramas like Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia will love her latest masterpiece, a book Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, calls “totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream.”

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Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career—a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker's Wife is replete with the all the page-turning a...

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The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family f...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061257109

ISBN - 13:9780061257100

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Shoemakers Wife A beautifully writen epic l8ve story. From hu, ble beginnings in the Italian to the glamor of New York City onto Minnesoto in the turn of the last century . A story of love, frienship, strength, weakness and loss. ! Ore than just romance and yet a beautiful romantic story. A story built on family's l8ve, friendship love , about stuggles and success. An American tale.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Shoemakets Wife Although rather 2 dimensional in places, this is a truly lovely story of strength, endurance, and courage, and the importance of family and of those friends who are as close as family.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Not bad...a bit draggy a times but worth the read. Could be named differently.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed and loved this book (along with Adriana Trigiani's other books, "Lucia, Lucia", "Brava Valentine", "'Very Valentine", "Don't Sing at the Table", "Viola in Reel Life", and more. But "The Shoemaker's Wife" is very special to me, my grandmother travelled from Toscana to Argentina at 17-year-old to marry my grandfather (they met during a trip my grandfather's family made to Italy). My grandma was VERY SPECIAL in my life, he taught me everything, she still is a very important to me, her stories about her childhood in the mountains, she taught me how to cook, sew, knit, she read to me in Italian (I don't speak the language very well, but I understand a lot). The Grandma in AT's books reminds me of her and brings back beautiful and happy memories.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Its good and you can really get into the characters amd scences I would definitely recommend it to anyone
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Loved how the story unfolded between the two brothers. On their own and both with different lives.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read This book was written in such a fashion, it read like a movie. The description used to illustrate every movement allowed the movie to continue to play throughout my mind on every page. I fell in love with each of the characters, and their stories. It was so good, I read it in 4 days, staying up until 3 A.M. to find out what happened next!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read To say that I loved reading this book is an understatement. It's a story that touched me deeply because it explores themes I am familiar with: the immigrant experience, the Italian setting, and characters that remind me of my own relatives. I savoured every page! I have read only one other book from Trigiani, which was Very Valentine, and although I enjoyed it, I found the storytelling and writing in The Shoemaker's Wife far superior.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Really enjoyed this read. Heartbreaking but I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Such a beautifully written book by Adriana Trigiani! Would highly recommend this read. I found the ending a bit rushed (maybe because I never wanted it to end), but overall loved this book.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Just a super lovely book that I most definately enjoyed reading. I couldn't put the novel down for hours until I finished it from start to finish.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Lovely writing. A great mystery that will leave you wanting more.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read I really enjoyed this story book! It has a great story line that kept me captivated
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Great story could not put it down
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had just been to New York and visited the Lower Tenament Museum so I could picture how these people really lived. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It certainly is a recommended read in my estimation.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read I loved this book and characters. I couldn't put it down. I have read this Author before and cannot wait until she writes another book, perhaps a sequel to this book.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Very good book. Liked it alot.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good read Did not enjoy this as much as her previous books.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Amazing story. Richly written and very thought out. Kept me interested from the first page to the last!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read I truly enjoyed reading this story. The characters and story were a delight. I recommended the book to all my friends.
Date published: 2014-01-23

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Editorial Reviews

…an old-fashioned, romantic tale of two star-tangled lovers...but also a paean to artisanal work, food, friendship and family…Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail.