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Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
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Apr 02, 11

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Fabulous story with complexity and detail. Very visual. Trigiani has come a long way since Big Stone Gap. She's obviously research every detail there is to making shoes - both handmade and machine made (she could probably apprentice herself out if she wanted a career change...:).

She has also researched not only Italy where her book family is from, but Rio de Janeiro very thoroughly. As a Librarian, I appreciate good, thorough research because it lends more of a feeling of authenticity to a book and helps make descriptions more visual and authentic.

The love story here is wonderful as are Trigiani's descriptions of Valentine's apartment and her friend/employee June.

As for Adriana herself, I send my love because I was unable to attend one of the Librarian's and Publisher's Conferences and she was kind enough to send me an autographed copy of the book.

Much love Adriana - this is a winner!!
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