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Adriana Trigiani - Author

About the Author

Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives with her husband and daughter in New York City. In addition to being the bestselling author of BIG STONE GAP, BIG CHERRY HOLLER and MILK GLASS MOON, she is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker.

Photo copyright: Tim Stevenson 2008

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Big Cherry Holler

Big Cherry Holler

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

'Utterly addictive' GLAMOUR How do you move forward if you've already lost your way? It's been eight years since town pharmacist and self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married Jack McChesney. Now they have a beautiful daughter, but for some reason Jack has never seemed so distant. In the old stone house nestled in the mountains, there's an empty room where their son once slept, and a sadness that neither Ave nor Jack can discuss. But in Big Stone Gap itself, change is in the air, and not everyone feels it's for the good. As Ave makes big decisions about the future of her family, will she and her husband be able to find their way back to each other before it's too late? The extraordinary sequel to Big Stone Gap from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Praise for the BIG STONE GAP series: 'Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down' SARAH JESSICA PARKER 'One of my all-time favourite novels' WHOOPI GOLDBERG 'If you love curling up with charming tales of small towns and quirky characters, switch off with this' COSMOPOLITAN

Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

'Utterly addictive' GLAMOUR How do you face the future when the past won't let you go? Big Stone Gap is a sleepy village where kids get married and start families at eighteen, and stay for ever. So thirty-five-year old Ave Maria Mulligan is something of an oddity. A self-proclaimed spinster, as the local pharmacist she's been keeping the townsfolk's secrets for years. Now Ave Maria is about to discover a scandal in her own family's past that will blow the lid right off her quiet, uneventful life. Soon she's juggling two unexpected marriage proposals and conducting a no-holds-barred family feud. The thought of spending the rest of her life in Big Stone Gap is suddenly overwhelming . . . The ultimate Small Town American novel from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Praise for the BIG STONE GAP series: 'Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down' SARAH JESSICA PARKER 'One of my all-time favourite novels' WHOOPI GOLDBERG 'If you love curling up with charming tales of small towns and quirky characters, switch off with this' COSMOPOLITAN

Milk Glass Moon

Milk Glass Moon

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

'Utterly addictive' GLAMOUR Can she find it in her heart to let go before it's too late? As her daughter grows up, Ave Maria can't help but feel time is slipping through her fingers. Her friends in Big Stone Gap are going through major life changes, too, and her husband seems desperate to reinvent himself in ways nobody could have predicted. Reaching into the past to find answers to the present, Ave Maria is led to places she never dreamed she would go, and as people enter her life and rock the foundation, Ave Maria faces the true test of love: letting go. The third in the bestselling and much-loved BIG STONE GAP series from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick Praise for the BIG STONE GAP series: 'Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down' SARAH JESSICA PARKER 'One of my all-time favourite novels' WHOOPI GOLDBERG 'If you love curling up with charming tales of small towns and quirky characters, switch off with this' COSMOPOLITAN

Home to Big Stone Gap

Home to Big Stone Gap

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

'Utterly addictive' GLAMOUR If home is where the heart is, what happens when yours is torn in two? Big Stone Gap is a sleepy village where people can go their whole lives without leaving. It's been the home of Ave Maria and her family for generations, but with her daughter now married and living in Italy, Ave realises it's time to go in search of a new dream. Yet before her journey can begin, her life is turned upside down. As a lifelong friendship falls apart and an unexpected health crisis threatens her family, Ave Maria's world is shaken. And when a mysterious stranger comes to town and reveals a long-buried secret, she realises that in order to move forward with her life, first she must face up to the past . . . The fourth in the bestselling and much-loved BIG STONE GAP series from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick Praise for the BIG STONE GAP series: 'Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down' SARAH JESSICA PARKER 'One of my all-time favourite novels' WHOOPI GOLDBERG 'If you love curling up with charming tales of small towns and quirky characters, switch off with this' COSMOPOLITAN

Tony's Wife : the perfect romantic novel from the author of Big Stone Gap

Tony's Wife : the perfect romantic novel from the author of Big Stone Gap

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

'Tony's Wife does not disappoint . . . Adriana's books are full of humour, warmth and passion' SANTA MONTEFIORE The brand new novel from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick When Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet by chance on the Jersey shore, the two form a duo that takes the music industry by storm. Together they navigate the glamorous world of show business, from Hollywood and Las Vegas to New York City and beyond, but after a dream wedding they quickly realise that one of them will soon have to make a choice: who will put their professional ambition aside to build a family, and who will remain in the spotlight? As they juggle the demands of their public lives, secrets will be revealed, promises will be broken and loyalty will be tested . . . The newest romantic novel from Adriana Trigiani, beloved author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker's Wife. Featuring feisty women, frantic families and fabulous friendships, Adriana Trigiani always warms the heart. `Rich and compelling... fascinating, thoughtful and moreish. I couldn't put it down' DAILY MAIL 'Tony's Wife is an immersive experience with well-rounded, warm characters, pre-WWII fashion, Jersey accents, and homemade pasta. Moving and delightful' BOOKLIST `Trigiani fills this novel with the musical delights of the big band era and a love that lasts a lifetime . . . Packed with melodies, memories, humor, and love and loss, this effortlessly plotted novel is an emotional page-turner' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY `Here's a big, sweeping family novel to soak into' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Praise for ADRIANA TRIGIANI: 'Stylishly written, this is a wide-ranging romp of a read about friendship, family, love and loyalty' DAILY MAIL `The author of Big Stone Gap triumphs again' HEAT magazine 'A gorgeous piece of escapism . . . Plenty of the warm, earthy humour that is this author's calling card' THE TIMES 'A rich, sweeping epic... If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid' KATHRYN STOCKETT, author of THE HELP `A tender tale of being torn between family, career and love' COMPANY magazine 'A comedy writer with a heart of gold' NEW YORK TIMES

Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

From the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, comes an exhilarating story of friendship, family, love and loyalty, told against a backdrop of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. 'Stylishly written, this is a wide-ranging romp of a read about friendship, family, love and loyalty'DAILY MAIL In 1949, South Philadelphia is bursting with possibility. When an urgent telegram from Italy upends the ordinary life of Nicky Castone, he begins to wonder whether there's more to life than a steady job in the family business and a sweet-natured fiancee. Discovering in secret the draw of the local Shakespeare theatre company, Nicky quickly becomes enchanted by the stage, its colourful players and the feisty Calla Borelli, who runs the show. But before long, Nicky finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. Will he return to his conventional life and family, or does he have what it takes to risk everything and chart a new course? *~*~*Readers love Adriana Trigiani!*~*~* 'A gorgeous piece of escapism . . . Plenty of the warm, earthy humour that is this author's calling card' The Times 'A rich, sweeping epic... If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help on The Shoemaker's Wife 'A tender tale of being torn between family, career and love' -- Company on Lucia, Lucia '[Adriana Trigiani] has crafted a world of warm, lively characters whose charming idiosyncrasies lead them to collide and ricochet along the way to love. A delightfully sprawling comedy' Kirkus Reviews on Kiss Carlo 'The breathtaking historical novel sparkles in exquisite details and vivid descriptions' Huffington Post on The Shoemaker's Wife 'The author of BIG STONE GAP triumphs again' -- Heat on Lucia, Lucia

Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

From the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy book club pick, comes an exhilarating story of friendship, family, love and loyalty, told against a backdrop of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. In 1949, South Philadelphia is bursting with possibility. When an urgent telegram from Italy upends the ordinary life of Nicky Castone, he begins to wonder whether there's more to life than a steady job in the family business and a sweet-natured fiancee. Discovering in secret the draw of the local Shakespeare theatre company, Nicky quickly becomes enchanted by the stage, its colourful players and the feisty Calla Borelli, who runs the show. But before long, Nicky finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. Will he return to his conventional life and family, or does he have what it takes to risk everything and chart a new course? *~*~*Readers love Adriana Trigiani!*~*~* 'A gorgeous piece of escapism . . . Plenty of the warm, earthy humour that is this author's calling card' The Times 'A rich, sweeping epic... If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help on The Shoemaker's Wife `A tender tale of being torn between family, career and love' -- Company on Lucia, Lucia '[Adriana Trigiani] has crafted a world of warm, lively characters whose charming idiosyncrasies lead them to collide and ricochet along the way to love. A delightfully sprawling comedy' Kirkus Reviews on Kiss Carlo 'The breathtaking historical novel sparkles in exquisite details and vivid descriptions' Huffington Post on The Shoemaker's Wife `The author of BIG STONE GAP triumphs again' -- Heat on Lucia, Lucia

Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo

Author: Adriana Trigiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

From the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy book club pick, comes an exhilarating story of friendship, family, love and loyalty, told against a backdrop of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. In 1949, South Philadelphia is bursting with possibility. When an urgent telegram from Italy upends the ordinary life of Nicky Castone, he begins to wonder whether there's more to life than a steady job in the family business and a sweet-natured fiancee. Discovering in secret the draw of the local Shakespeare theatre company, Nicky quickly becomes enchanted by the stage, its colourful players and the feisty Calla Borelli, who runs the show. But before long, Nicky finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. Will he return to his conventional life and family, or does he have what it takes to risk everything and chart a new course? *~*~*Readers love Adriana Trigiani!*~*~* 'A gorgeous piece of escapism . . . Plenty of the warm, earthy humour that is this author's calling card' The Times 'A rich, sweeping epic... If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help on The Shoemaker's Wife 'A tender tale of being torn between family, career and love' -- Company on Lucia, Lucia '[Adriana Trigiani] has crafted a world of warm, lively characters whose charming idiosyncrasies lead them to collide and ricochet along the way to love. A delightfully sprawling comedy' Kirkus Reviews on Kiss Carlo 'The breathtaking historical novel sparkles in exquisite details and vivid descriptions' Huffington Post on The Shoemaker's Wife 'The author of BIG STONE GAP triumphs again' -- Heat on Lucia, Lucia

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