The Shoemaker's Wife (Hardcover)

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Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker's Wife is replete with the all the page-turning adventure, sumptuous detail, and heart-stopping romance that has made Adriana Trigiani, one of the reigning queens of women's fiction (USA Today). Fans of Trigiani's sweeping family dramas like Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia will love her latest masterpiece, a book Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, calls totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream.

About the Author


Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. Trigiani reaches new heights with All the Stars in the Heavens, an epic tale from the golden age of Hollywood. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown, to be released nationwide on October 9th, 2015. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

Praise For…


“Within the pages of this novel, Trigiani’s 10th, is a gloriously romantic yet sensible world that seamlessly blends practicality and beauty…built around the staggering cultural and social changes the war years swept in…. Trigiani’s very best…exquisite writing and a story enriched by the power of abiding love.”
-USA Today

“I’ve always loved reading Trigiani, but [this] is something totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream. If you’re meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid.”
-Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help

“The breathtaking… historical novel sparkles in exquisite details and vivid descriptions.”
-Huffington Post

“[A] great read….Bella.”
-People

“Pure pleasure . . . full-bodied and elegantly written.”
-Washington Post Book World

“You’ll have trouble putting this novel down.”
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

“The novel is a sweeping epic, but at its heart, it’s a love story. It speaks to an era of possibilities.”
-Providence Journal

“Trigiani’s page-turning newest… is a sweeping saga… More than an epic romance, Trigiani’s work pays homage to the tribulations of the immigrant experience, and the love that makes the journey and hardships worthwhile.”
-Publishers Weekly

“This expansive epic, which seems tailor-made for a miniseries, manages to feel both old-fashioned and thoroughly contemporary…[an] irresistible love story.”
-Booklist

“Trigiani’s gift for using vivid details to create a strong sense of place and her warm affection for her characters will make this a satisfying read for her many fans.”
-Library Journal

…an old-fashioned, romantic tale of two star-tangled lovers...but also a paean to artisanal work, food, friendship and family…Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail.
-Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061257094
ISBN-10: 0061257095
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 496
Language: English