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The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
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May 02, 12

Read from April 28 to May 01, 2012


For years I have been hearing how good Adriana Trigiani is. Some of my favourite bloggers are big fans and there are always lots of really enthusiastic reviews for her books. I did read another book by her last year and I liked it, but after reading The Shoemaker's Wife I get it....I really get it!

The Shoemaker's Wife was inspired by the author's grandparents story, and you can really see that she is invested in the story that she is telling.

Our story starts when we meet Ciro and his brother Eduardo. Their mother is taking them to a convent in small town in the Alps in Northern Italy. Their father has died (they think) in a mining accident in America and she can no longer provide for them and so she takes them to the nuns to be educated and nurtured into adulthood. Whilst both boys miss their parents terribly, they are cared for well by the nuns. Eduardo is more sombre and studious whereas Ciro is a much more physical presence.

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message 1: by Evelando (new)

Evelando NO WAY an italian boy from the Alps would be called CIRO: it's a typical name of the city of Napoli, or better of the south of Italy. A part of this small thing, the story seems nice!

Marg LOL Eva! I would never have picked that up. So far I am enjoying it!

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