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Adriana Trigiani

Autor(a) de Big Stone Gap

28+ Works 16,006 Membros 646 Críticas 67 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais on The Cosby Show and 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. Her debut novel, Big Stone Gap, was published in 2001. Her young adult and adult novels include Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, Home to Big Stone Gap, The Queen of the Big Time, Rococo, Encore Valentine, Viola in Reel Life, The Supreme Macaroni Company, The Shoemaker's Wife, and All the Stars in the Heavens. She wrote the film adaptation for her novels Big Stone Gap, Very Valentine, and Lucia, Lucia. 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Adriana Trigiani

Big Stone Gap (2000) 2,709 exemplares
The Shoemaker's Wife (2012) 1,819 exemplares
Lucia, Lucia (2003) 1,496 exemplares
Big Cherry Holler (2001) 1,427 exemplares
Very Valentine (2009) 1,198 exemplares
Milk Glass Moon (2002) 1,175 exemplares
The Queen of the Big Time (2004) 966 exemplares
Home to Big Stone Gap (2006) 948 exemplares
Brava, Valentine (2010) 802 exemplares
Rococo (2005) 686 exemplares
The Supreme Macaroni Company (2013) 502 exemplares
All the Stars in the Heavens (2015) 463 exemplares
Viola in Reel Life (2009) 396 exemplares
The Good Left Undone (2022) 345 exemplares
Kiss Carlo: A Novel (2017) 273 exemplares
Tony's Wife (2018) 212 exemplares
Viola in the Spotlight (1784) 134 exemplares
Cooking with My Sisters (2004) 101 exemplares
The Big Stone Gap Trilogy (2003) 101 exemplares
The House of Love (2021) 9 exemplares
Then Came You [2020 film] — Director — 6 exemplares
Milk Glass Moon : (2007) 3 exemplares
Then Came You 1 exemplar
Homemade Sin 1 exemplar

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(M61'12) Big Stone Gap, Adriana Trigiani em World Reading Circle (Setembro 2012)


This sappy novel tells the story of two whiny Italian peasants who immigrate to America (sort of) from WWI through WWII.

Tedious, badly written books like this make me want to give up reading forever. The only impression it left me with was the thought that Italians must be the most annoying people on planet Earth.

My favorite character was the mustard gas.
shokei | 110 outras críticas | Oct 9, 2023 |
I like the Valentine character and her custom shoe business. The book got a little predictable and wordy toward the end.
ajrenshaw99 | 57 outras críticas | Sep 1, 2023 |
When I want to read a big-hearted story of family and community, I reach for Adriana Trigiani. The Queen of the Big Time is set in the real town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, and based loosely on family stories. The main character, Nella, grows up on a farm outside of town. She eventually ends up in town working at the sewing factory where she is able to move up to leadership, an early career woman. Her teenage boyfriend disappears only to reappear years later just as she is ready to wed another. As with all of Trigiani's books, there is a mix of joy and sorrow, with tragedy leading to decisions that alter lives. No matter the sadness, however, the characters find love and support from family and friends. Roseto was founded by Italians who came from the same small village in Italy and has been studied for the health of its inhabitants.… (mais)
witchyrichy | 25 outras críticas | Aug 30, 2023 |
Didn't actually "read" this one. I just thought about it and changed my mind after a couple of pages.
Kim.Sasso | 105 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |



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