Friday, August 15, 2014

The Shoemaker's Wife

Author: Adriana Trigiani
Stars: 4
Review by: Jambob

If you are of Italian descent you must read this author....if not read her anyway! She writes so clearly that all her characters come alive in your mind and heart. This one is about immigrants who come to America because they want to work hard, love this country, make a better life for themselves and send some money back home to help the family. How refreshing! Of course she chooses Italian immigrants reflecting her own heritage. The time period is late 1800s to 1930s from the mountains of Northern Italy to New York when Caruso was singing at the Met to the Iron Range of Minnesota. Make yourself a cappuccino, have a biscotti and enjoy this book! Do not worry that some of her books are trilogies...each story stands alone and can even be read out of order. 

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