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Adriana Trigiani is an American best-selling author of eighteen books, playwright, television writer/producer, film director/screenwriter/producer, and entrepreneur based in New York City. Trigiani has published a novel a year since 2000. Early life and career Inspired by her Italian American heritage and Appalachian childhood in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Trigiani arrived in New York in 1985 after attending Saint Mary's College in Indiana. Trigiani made her off-Broadway debut in New York City as a playwright in 1985 at the Manhattan Theater Club with Secrets of the Lava Lamp, directed by Stuart Ross. From 1988 to 1998, she created scripts for television sitcoms, including The Cosby Show (1984) and its spin-off A Different World (1987). She was the writer and executive producer of City Kids for ABC/Jim Henson Productions, she was an executive producer and writer of Growing Up Funny, a television special for Lifetime which garnered an Emmy nomination for Lily Tomlin. Trigiani has written eighteen best-sellers in fiction and non-fiction,wrote and directed the award-winning documentary Queens of the Big Time (1996 Audience Award Hamptons International Film Festival and 1997 Palm Springs International Film Festival). She wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and shot entirely on location in her hometown. In 2018 she directed Then Came You in Scotland, starring Craig Ferguson and Kathie Lee Gifford (screenwriter). She adapted her novel Very Valentine for Lifetime Television, it premiered in June 2019 starring Kelen Coleman and Jacqueline Bisset. Trigiani co-founded with Nancy Bolmeier-Fisher The Origin Project, an in-school writing program in Appalachia that serves over 1700 students in her home state Virginia. The program has received many awards, including citations from the Virginia Council for the Humanities (2018), Helen M. Lewis Community Service Award (2015), and the William P. Kanto Memorial Award at The University of Virginia at Wise (2017). As novelist and filmmaker Trigiani authored the best-selling Big Stone Gap series, including Big Stone Gap (2000), Big Cherry Holler (2001), Milk Glass Moon (2002), and Home to Big Stone Gap (2006), set in her Virginia hometown; and the bestselling Valentine trilogy, the tale of a woman working to save her family's shoe company in Greenwich Village. Trigiani also wrote the Viola books, about a clever teenage filmmaker from Brooklyn, for young adults. Trigiani's acclaimed stand-alone novels include Lucia, Lucia (2003), The Queen of the Big Time (2004), and Rococo (2005). Trigiani's book The Shoemaker's Wife is the fictional account of the lives of her own grandparents after emigrating to America from Italy in the early 20th century. Regularly on The New York Times Bestseller List, critics have noted Trigiani's ability to "create distinctive voices for each of her characters." Millions of copies of Trigiani's books are in print in the United States and published in 36 countries around the world. Overlapping themes include self-perception, social identity, the universal immigrant story, personal loss, working class life, and contemporary social and environmental issues. Since 2012, Adriana Trigiani Tours, and AT Escapes, have offered travel tours to Italy, Scotland, Spain and Gibraltar inspired by the novels of Adriana Trigiani.During the 1990s, Trigiani wrote and directed an award-winning documentary Queen of The Big Time (1996), the story of her father's hometown of Roseto, Pennsylvania, shown in film festivals in London and Hong Kong, co-produced Green Chimneys, and later contributed to PBS documentary The Italian Americans. In 2014, Trigiani directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap (film), a romantic comedy film adaptation of her namesake bestselling novel, produced by Donna Gigliotti for Altar Identity Studios, a subsidiary of Media Society. Big Stone Gap (film) is a story of family secrets and self-discovery in an Appalachian coal-mining town of the late 1970s. The award-winning ensemble cast includes Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Elfman, and Patrick Wilson. Released on October 9, 2015 by Picturehouse (company), Trigiani's narrative directorial debut arrived nearly 30 years after the sale of her first screenplay, Three to Get Married, produced by Kate Benton in 1986. Opening the Virginia Film Festival, Big Stone Gap (film) was ranked among the top 250 grossing women directed films of 2014. Media appearances Trigiani and her work have regularly been featured on NBC's Today Show. She was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, appeared on The View, Good Day NY with Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes, and is heard regularly on NPR around the country. Trigiani has lectured at New York University and the New School for Social Research, has been a commencement speaker and received honorary degrees from Emory & Henry College (2018), Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana (2002), The University of Virginia at Wise (2001), and The University of New Haven, Connecticut (2005, 2016). She is host of the Library of Virginia Literary Awards (11 years), was host of the Poets and Writers Gala in New York City (2016), The Audio Publishers Association Audies Gala (2014), and the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Awards. She is permanent host of the Erma Bombeck/Arizona Women's Board Annual Authors Luncheon that is committed to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research. Novels Big Stone Gap: a novel. New York: Random House, 2000. Big Cherry Holler: a Big Stone Gap novel. New York: Random House, 2001 Milk Glass Moon : a Big Stone Gap novel. New York: Random House, 2002. Lucia, Lucia: a novel. New York: Random House, 2004. Home to Big Stone Gap; a novel. New York: Random House, 2006. The Queen of the Big Time : a novel. New York: Random House, 2004. Rococo: a novel. New York: Random House, 2005. Very Valentine: a novel. New York: Random House, 2009. Viola in reel life. New York: Harper Teen, 2009. Brava, Valentine: a novel. Harper Collins Publishers, 2010 Viola In the Spotlight New York: Harper Teen, 2011. The Shoemaker's Wife: a novel.New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2012. The Supreme Macaroni Company : a novel. New York : Harper Collins Publishers, 2013. All The Stars in the Heavens : a novel. New York: Harper, Harper Collins Publishers, 2015. Kiss Carlo. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2017 Tony's Wife: a novel. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2018Memoirs Cooking With My Sisters : One Hundred Years of Family Recipes from Bari to Big Stone Gap. New York: Random House, 2004. Don't Sing At The Table : Life Lessons From My Grandmothers New York : Harper, 2010.Professional recognition 1996: Audience Award, Queens of the Big Time. Hamptons International Film Festival & Palm Springs International Film Festival. 2003: The New York Times Bestsellers, Lucia, Lucia: a novel. 2004: The New York Times .... Discover the Adriana Trigiani popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Adriana Trigiani books.

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Rococo

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Eccentric, unpredictable, entertaining . . . This novel is a treat.”—The Boston GlobeBartolomeo di Crespi is...

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Cooking with My Sisters

0/5$14.99

Read the book Pat Conroy called “the best Italian cookbook ever written by women from the American South,” now revised and updated with even more mouthwatering recipes and photographs.

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Jane Austen Made Me Do It

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Stories by: Lauren Willig • Adriana Trigiani • Jo Beverley • Alexandra Potter • Laurie Viera Rigler • Frank Delaney & Diane Meier • Syrie James • Stephanie B...

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Lucia, Lucia

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Set in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950, Lucia, Lucia is the enthralling story of a passionate, determined young woman whose decision to follow her heart changes her life foreve...

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Big Stone Gap

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture written and directed by Adriana Trigiani, starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, J...

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Big Cherry Holler

4.5/5$5.99

“Heartwarming . . . Everything that really matters is here: humor, romance, wisdom, and drama.”—The Dallas Morning NewsEight years have passed since Ave Maria...

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The Shoemaker's Wife

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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 continent...

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Brava, Valentine

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“Delightful, energetic. . . . Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller.” — Boston Globe Award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker Adriana Trigiani re...

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Una famiglia italiana

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Stati Uniti, 1925. Nata in una famiglia italiana emigrata nella cittadina di Roseto, in Pennsylvania, a quattordici anni Nella Castelluca sogna di diventare insegnante e di vedere un mondo d...

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The Queen of the Big Time

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Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama ...

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Very Valentine

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Soon to be a Lifetime original movie“Sex and the City meets Moonstruck…this first in a new trilogy from Trigiani is sly, sensual and dripping in style.”  &#...

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Lucia Lucia

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« Captivant ! » - Entertainment Weekly New York, 1950À vingt-cinq ans, Lucia Sartori est certainement la plus jolie fille du quartier. L'après-guerre a ou...

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La sposa italiana

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"Una saga avvincente, una grande storia d'amore che rende omaggio alle vicende degli emigranti italiani." Publishers Weekly"Adriana Trigiani è una narratrice nata." Boston Globe...

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En ny begynnelse

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"En dramatisk fargerik og varm feelgoodroman om kjærlighet og skjønnhet." Berit Kobro, VG. Ciro og Enza er tenåringer da de møtes i en liten landsby, høyt oppe i de italienske Alp...

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Bienvenue à Big Stone Gap

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1978, Big Stone Gap (Virginie).Le jour où Ave Maria découvre qu'elle n'est pas vraiment celle qu'elle croyait être, sa vie prend un tournant inattendu. Cette jolie célibatai...

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Tony's Wife

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“A heartfelt tale of love too stubborn to surrender to human frailties." — Kirkus ReviewsSet in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s, this spellbinding saga from belo...

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Reunion Beach

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!In this warm and moving anthology, a group of bestselling authors and writers pay tribute to legendary, larger-than-life New York Times bestse...

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Kiss Carlo

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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 o...

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The House of Love

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New York Times bestselling adult novelist Adriana Trigiani and beloved illustrator Amy June Bates team up for a heartwarming picture book about a how a family comes together to ...

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Milk Glass Moon

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Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani's bestselling Big Stone Gap series, continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and ...

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Lucia, Lucia - Edizione italiana

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«Una storia appassionante, che insegna come, nella vita e nell'amore, sia sempre giusto correre qualche rischio. »Elle«La scrittura di Adriana Trigiani ...

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Viola in the Spotlight

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I am in the midst of a conundrum.Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her y...

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Home to Big Stone Gap

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER • Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the novels of the New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani. In Home ...

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Don't Sing at the Table

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"No one ever reads just one of Trigiani’s wonderfully quirky tales. Once you pick up the first, you are hooked.” —BookPageNew York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani...

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The Good Left Undone

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"[An] immersive saga. . . . A celebration of family and a paean to the power of storytelling.”—People, "Book of th...

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Adriana Trigiani's Valentine Collection

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From New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani comes her beloved Valentine trilogy, now available in one volume for the first time. This eBook collection includes Very Valentine, Br...

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Très chère Valentine

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New York, 2007. Valentine et sa grand-mère, Teodora Angelini, travaillent dans la boutique familiale, un atelier spécialisé dans la fabrication de chaussures de mariage sur mesure depuis ...

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All the Stars in the Heavens

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPeople's Book of the WeekAnnual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Nominee for FictionAdriana Trigiani, the New York Times bests...

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Viola in Reel Life

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I'm marooned.Abandoned.Left to rot in boarding school . . . Viola doesn't want to go to boarding school, but somehow she ends up at an all-girls school in...

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The Supreme Macaroni Company

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In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of L...

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Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers (Unabridged)

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"No one ever reads just one of Trigiani’s wonderfully quirky tales. Once you pick up the first, you are hooked.” —BookPageNew York Times bestselling auth...

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Big Stone Gap (Abridged)

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Reunion Beach

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In this warm and moving anthology, a group of bestselling authors and writers pay tribute to legendary, larger-than-life New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank and...

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Home to Big Stone Gap: A Novel (Abridged)

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Brava, Valentine: A Novel (Unabridged)

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“Delightful, energetic. . . . Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller.” — Boston GlobeAward-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmma...

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Viola in the Spotlight (Unabridged)

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I am in the midst of a conundrum.Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually thin...

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Viola in Reel Life (Unabridged)

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I'm marooned.Abandoned.Left to rot in boarding school . . .Viola doesn't want to go to boarding school, but somehow she ends up at...

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Home to Big Stone Gap: A Novel (Unabridged)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER • Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the novels of the New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani. In Home ...

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The Good Left Undone: A Novel (Unabridged)

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"[An] immersive saga. . . . A celebration of family and a paean to the power of storytelling.”—People, "Book of th...

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Lucia, Lucia: A Novel (Abridged)

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Set in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950, Lucia, Lucia is the enthralling story of a passionate, determined young woman whose decision to follow her heart changes her life foreve...

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Milk Glass Moon (Abridged)

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In BIG STONE GAP, Ave Maria discovered who she was and embraced the love she deserved. In BIG CHERRY HOLLER she learned how to love another unconditionally. In MILK GLASS MOON, Trigiani’...

Rococo: A Novel (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rococo: A Novel (Abridged)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Eccentric, unpredictable, entertaining . . . This novel is a treat.”—The Boston GlobeBartolomeo di Crespi is...

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Milk Glass Moon: A Novel (Big Stone Gap Novels) (Unabridged)

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Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani's bestselling Big Stone Gap series, continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and ...

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The Queen of the Big Time: A Novel (Abridged)

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Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama ...

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Very Valentine: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Now a Lifetime original movie“Sex and the City meets Moonstruck…this first in a new trilogy from Trigiani is sly, sensual and dripping in st...

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Big Stone Gap: A Novel (Unabridged)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture written and directed by Adriana Trigiani, starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, J...

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All the Stars in the Heavens

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPeople's Book of the WeekAnnual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Nominee for FictionAdriana Trigiani, the New York Times bests...

Lucia, Lucia: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Lucia, Lucia: A Novel (Unabridged)

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It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe wi...

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The House of Love (Unabridged)

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New York Times bestselling adult novelist Adriana Trigiani brings a heartwarming picture book, adapted for audio, about a how a family comes together to celebrate Valentine's Day.

The Queen of the Big Time: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Queen of the Big Time: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama ...

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Big Cherry Holler (Unabridged)

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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 ...

The Supreme Macaroni Company MP3 Audiobook

The Supreme Macaroni Company

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In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of L...

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Viola in the Spotlight: A Viola Novel

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Viola is finally where she belongs — back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. With two whole months...

The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel (Unabridged)

Romance$19.99

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 banishe...

Big Cherry Holler (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

Big Cherry Holler (Abridged)

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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 ...

Kiss Carlo MP3 Audiobook

Kiss Carlo

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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 o...

Rococo: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rococo: A Novel (Unabridged)

Fiction$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Eccentric, unpredictable, entertaining . . . This novel is a treat.”—The Boston GlobeBartolomeo di Crespi is...

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Tony's Wife

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Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working cla...

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