Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers
"No one ever reads just one of Trigiani’s wonderfully quirky tales. Once you pick up the first, you are hooked.” —BookPage
New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani shares a treasure trove of insight and guidance from her two grandmothers: time-tested, common sense advice on the most important aspects of a woman’s life, from childhood to the golden years. Seamlessl...more
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Both came from Italy to the U.S. with little education and little money, but learned from their experiences and became fountains of wisdom. They shared that wisdom with the author, in words and actio ...more
At first I had a hard time getting into the book and relating to her stories, but as I got further into the book I found a few connections. It turns out her one grandmother grew up & lived 20 minutes north of where I grew up. Both my grandmothers were at one time in their lives seamstresses j ...more
Hope I get to meet you some day signora Trigiani!
Not one of my favorite books by Trigiani. It was a little slow, but she shows a definite doversity in her writing. I'd like to see another "Big Stone Gap" book.
It was so amazing to have letters from both grandmothers that she used to write this book AND family photos from their lives! I'm enjoying Adriana's writing. I'm surprised I haven't read her before. She uses language very well.. "make sense others merely incense" I found the last chapter about "Children" what she learned from her grandmothers to be an interesting read for parents today.
Her grandmother Lucy and Viola were very strong women. Each came to the US from different parts of Italy. I'm ...more
This book was touching, brings back lots of memories of my own grandmother. I always have enjoyed Trigiani books, and through this one, you can see where many of her stories come from. Her "Life Lessons" are ones we should all try to live by. Respect others, ...more
I really enjoyed learning about Trigiani's very special grandmothers and their lives as immigrants to the US and how they each built a good life. The pictures that were a bit fuzzy because of their small size and the paper it was printed on (I had the paperback large print ...more
Lucy and Viola are two women who lived very full lives. They loved with all their hearts and gave everything they had to their jobs and families. From their births and childhood in Italy to their trip across the Atlant ...more