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Adriana Trigiani

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia, The United States


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Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for 15 bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; Rococo; and the Valentine series. She is also the author of the Viola series for young adults and the bestselling memoir Don’t Sing at the Table. She was an award-winning writer/producer of The Cosby Show and A Different World and showrunner and executive producer of CityKids. She also wrote and directed the award-winning documentary, Queens of the Big Time.

Trigiani wrote and directed the film version of her debut novel Big Stone Gap, shot entirely on location in Trigiani’s hometown with an all-star cast. The film premiered at the Virginia Film Festival on Novem
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Average rating: 3.86 · 158,162 ratings · 16,038 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Shoemaker's Wife
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 42,868 ratings — published 2012 — 30 editions
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Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Ga...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 28,890 ratings — published 2000 — 44 editions
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Big Cherry Holler (Big Ston...
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Lucia, Lucia
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 11,912 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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Very Valentine
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 12,153 ratings — published 2009 — 34 editions
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Brava, Valentine
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 9,047 ratings — published 2010 — 29 editions
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Milk Glass Moon (Big Stone ...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,413 ratings — published 2002 — 24 editions
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Home to Big Stone Gap (Big ...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,943 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
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The Queen of the Big Time
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 6,577 ratings — published 2004 — 25 editions
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 4,634 ratings — published 2005 — 24 editions
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Big Stone Gap Big Cherry Holler Milk Glass Moon Home to Big Stone Gap
Big Stone Gap (4 books)
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Viola in Reel Life Viola in the Spotlight
Viola (2 books)
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“That's when you know for sure somebody loves you. They figure out what you need and they give it to you -- without you asking.”
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“I even love the smell of books.”
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“Mom, how do you know if the guy is the guy?”

You mean if he’ll be a good husband?” She pauses, then says “The ticket is for the man to love the woman more than she loves him.”

Shouldn’t it be equal?”

Mom cackles. “It can never be equal.”

But what if the woman loves the man more?”

A life of hell awaits her. As women, the deck is stacked against us because time is our enemy. We age, while men season. And trust me, there are plenty of women out there looking for a man, and they don’t mind staking a claim on somebody else’s husband, no matter how old, creaky, and deaf they are.”
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message 14: by Donnajo

Donnajo Thanks for adding me to your friends list. Love your books. I hope some day to get to see you I'm reading The supreme macaroni company now and enjoying it so far. I'm not really updated on my GRs bookshelves so there are still books I own/read etc that aren't on there. hopefully some day I be caught up.
I'm such a fan of your's.

message 13: by Adriana

Adriana Trigiani Thank you for these fabulous comments- hope you are all fabulous! much love! I will post the tour for the fall here soon- oxox Adriana

message 12: by Haley

Haley Thanks for adding me! I'm currently reading the second Viola book & I love it. (:

message 11: by Liz

Liz DeJesus Thank you so much for adding me to your friends list. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!! :D

message 10: by Barbara

Barbara I can so relate to these books I came over from another country with my parents as a child and I understand the old fashion european ways and the sentimentality that goes with it.

Gerald Griffin Adriana, delighted to be your friend. Looking forward to our chats.


message 8: by Lisa

Lisa Wingate Great having you as a Goodreads Friend. You know I'm a fan!

Elizabeth Brava valentine is by far my favorite book of yours maybe even my favorite book ever! Can't wait for the final ciao valentine!!!!!

Margaret Dilloway Thanks for the add! Love your books.

message 5: by Linda

Linda Welcome to Good Reads, Adriana!

I hope you get back to Books & Company in Dayton this year. Would love to see you again. (Although, I've been thinking about a trip to New York to see my cousins.)

message 4: by Susan

Susan I am so glad we connected on goodreads, it is a fun place to stop, and welcome. I wanted to let you know our silent auction is coming up in two weeks. I will post and send you pictures with your novel, Brava Valentina.
I am so happy that you support book readers, and book clubs and love your fans, it shows.
Thanks again,
Susan at Carolina Book Stacks

Laura YA indie princess Thanks for the add =)

Natalie Thanks for the add!!

message 1: by Jody

Jody Scott-Olson Welcome to Good Reads Adriana, I'm so glad you found me!

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