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The shoemaker's wife : a novel
Adriana Trigiani
Adult Fiction TRIGIAN

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Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. She graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. She was a writer for The Cosby Show and A Different World. Her debut novel, Big Stone Gap, was published in 2001. Her other works include Big Cherry Holler; Milk Glass Moon; Home to Big Stone Gap; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; Rococo; Very Valentine; Viola in Reel Life; and The Shoemaker's Wife. She also wrote a cookbook entitled Cooking with My Sisters and a non-fiction book entitled Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers. Her title Shoemaker's Wife made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. (Publisher Provided) Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, she moved to New York City and founded the all-female comedy troupe The Outcasts, which performed on the cabaret circuit for seven years. She was a writer/producer on The Cosby Show, A Different World, and executive producer/head writer for City Kids for Jim Henson Productions. In 1996, she wrote and directed the documentary film Queens of the Big Time, which won the Audience Award at the Hamptons Film Festival. She is also the author of numerous young adult and adult novels including Big Stone Gap; Big Cherry Holler; Milk Glass Moon; Home to Big Stone Gap; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; Rococo; Very Valentine; Encore Valentine; and Viola in Reel Life. She wrote the screenplay for and will direct the big screen version of her novel Big Stone Gap. She has also written the film adaptation for Lucia, Lucia and Very Valentine. Her title The Supreme Macaroni Company made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Ciro Lazzari
Male
Italian American
Grew up as a mountain boy in Italy; banished from his village after catching the local priest in a scandal; sent to America to be an apprentice to a shoemaker; reunited with the love of his life, Enza after he had volunteered to serve in World War I.
Apprentice

Enza
Female
Italian American
Fell in love with Ciro when they were teenagers in Italy; came to America with her father in the hopes of a better future; reunited with Ciro, but determined to live her life without him; got out of factory work and became a seamstress for the Metropolitan Opera House.
Seamstress



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