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Adriana Trigiani

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Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels. Adriana was raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller Big Stone Gap. The heartwarming story continues in the novel's sequels Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, and Home to Big Stone Gap. Stand-alone novels Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; and Rococo, all topped the bestseller lists, as did Trigiani's 2009 Very Valentine and its 2010 sequel Brava, Valentine.

Trigiani teamed up with her family for Cooking with My Sisters, a cookbook coauthored by her sister Mary, w...more

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For Adriana Trigiani’s Newest Release, THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY

Ticket Includes signed First Edition of THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY; pasta dinner with coffee and dessert; one raffle ticket [prize to be announced!]; gift bag


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Average rating: 3.85 · 129,855 ratings · 14,199 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
The Shoemaker's Wife
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 33,459 ratings — published 2012 — 26 editions
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Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Ga...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 24,375 ratings — published 2000 — 41 editions
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Big Cherry Holler (Big Ston...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 10,425 ratings — published 2001 — 29 editions
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Lucia, Lucia
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 10,357 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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Very Valentine
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Brava, Valentine
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 7,813 ratings — published 2010 — 29 editions
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Milk Glass Moon (Big Stone ...
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Home to Big Stone Gap (Big ...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 6,069 ratings — published 2006 — 25 editions
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The Queen of the Big Time
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,797 ratings — published 2004 — 25 editions
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 4,113 ratings — published 2005 — 24 editions
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More books by Adriana Trigiani…
Big Stone Gap Big Cherry Holler Milk Glass Moon Home to Big Stone Gap
Big Stone Gap (4 books)
3.8924622913184446 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 49,657 ratings

Very Valentine Brava, Valentine The Supreme Macaroni Company
Valentine (3 books)
3.738771011297878 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 21,774 ratings

Viola in Reel Life Viola in the Spotlight
Viola (2 books)
3.4749048113534093 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 2,889 ratings

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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.”
Adriana Trigiani, Very Valentine

“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.”
Adriana Trigiani, Very Valentine


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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 C 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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