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Adriana Trigiani

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Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for sixteen bestsellers, including the instant New York Times bestseller, All the Stars in the Heavens, the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown, and now playing in theaters. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

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Average rating: 3.85 · 205,511 ratings · 20,175 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
The Shoemaker's Wife

3.97 avg rating — 58,485 ratings — published 2012 — 37 editions
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Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Ga...

3.86 avg rating — 35,638 ratings — published 2000 — 52 editions
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Big Cherry Holler (Big Ston...

3.93 avg rating — 14,292 ratings — published 2001 — 31 editions
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Lucia, Lucia

3.91 avg rating — 14,399 ratings — published 2003 — 31 editions
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Very Valentine

3.79 avg rating — 14,479 ratings — published 2009 — 38 editions
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Brava, Valentine

3.89 avg rating — 11,016 ratings — published 2010 — 34 editions
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Milk Glass Moon (Big Stone ...

3.94 avg rating — 10,042 ratings — published 2002 — 24 editions
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Home to Big Stone Gap (Big ...

3.89 avg rating — 8,357 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
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The Queen of the Big Time

3.88 avg rating — 7,722 ratings — published 2004 — 25 editions
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The Supreme Macaroni Company

3.43 avg rating — 7,477 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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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 17: by Wendy

Wendy I finally saw Big Stone Gap last night. It was wonderful. It's been awhile since I read this series but some of it came back to me as I watched. Terrific cast. Ashley Judd WAS Ave. Jenna Elfman did a great job as well.


message 16: by Adriana

Adriana Trigiani Thank you Wendy- Thrilled you enjoyed it and are recommending it to your library patrons- as the daughter of a librarian- this is wonderful! Please let me know what you think when you see Big Stone Gap! much love to you and yours this holiday season! xoxox Adriana


message 15: by Adriana

Adriana Trigiani Wendy wrote: "Loved loved loved All the Stars. Have recommended it to several of my library patrons...now I cannot keep it on the shelf! Looking forward to seeing Big Stone Gap. You are one of my favorite authors."

Wendy wrote: "Loved loved loved All the Stars. Have recommended it to several of my library patrons...now I cannot keep it on the shelf! Looking forward to seeing Big Stone Gap. You are one of my favorite authors."


message 14: by Wendy

Wendy Loved loved loved All the Stars. Have recommended it to several of my library patrons...now I cannot keep it on the shelf! Looking forward to seeing Big Stone Gap. You are one of my favorite authors.


message 13: 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 12: 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 11: by Haley

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


message 10: by Liz

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


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.

Gerald


message 7: 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 4: 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 3: 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's Book Addiction Thanks for the add =)


Natalie Thanks for the add!!


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