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Lucia, Lucia Audiobook

Lucia, Lucia

Lucia Sartori is the beautiful 25-year-old daughter of a traditional Italian immigrant family in 1950s Greenwich Village. She boldly becomes an apprentice for a ready-to-wear clothing designer at B. Altman's famous department store. Though she is sought after as a potential wife by the best Italian families, she works hard and remains as devoted to her career as to her family.
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Publisher's Summary

Lucia Sartori is the beautiful 25-year-old daughter of a traditional Italian immigrant family in 1950s Greenwich Village. She boldly becomes an apprentice for a ready-to-wear clothing designer at B. Altman's famous department store. Though she is sought after as a potential wife by the best Italian families, she works hard and remains as devoted to her career as to her family. But when a handsome stranger comes to the store and catches her eye, it is love at first sight for both of them. First, though, he must win over her family and make a proper offer of marriage. Their love affair takes an unexpected turn as secrets are revealed, Lucia's family honor is tested, and Lucia's own reputation becomes the center of a sizzling scandal.

©2003 The Glory of Everything Company; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"As comforting as a mug of chamomile tea on a rainy Sunday." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Trigiani is a wonderful storyteller." (USA Today)

What Members Say

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    Catherine M Phoenix, AZ, USA 05-31-05
    Catherine M Phoenix, AZ, USA 05-31-05 Member Since 2016
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    "Most excellent read"

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I normally listen to books while exercising or ironing. I was so enthralled with the story and didn't want to stop listening that I ended up doing all my ironing and my mother's as well.

    The characters were excellent and the story line so interesting that I didn't want it to ever end. I'm off to look for more offerings by the author, but before that, I'll listen to it again just because I enjoyed it so much.

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    B. Latter Overland Park, KS 05-18-05
    B. Latter Overland Park, KS 05-18-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Magical!"

    I was so conflicted while listening to this book - I wanted to know what was going to happen next, but didn't want it to end! The writing was rich and compelling and the narrator was was soothing, lively and wonderful. The author did a wonderful job of describing scenes, allowing you to 'draw' them in your mind - I can still picture Lucia and her room after more than a month since I listened to this. The two friends I loaned it to both raved about the pictures they were able to 'draw' as well - without prompting! They loved it too!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 03-20-05
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 03-20-05 Member Since 2015
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    "What a fun book!"

    This was my first purchase of a book by this author and I will buy more. This story was fast moving, believeable, compelling ...wonderful!! I am not Italian, but I am married to one and grew up with many. Of all the books I have listened to, I have recommended this one to more of my "reading" friends than any other. You will not be dissappointed by listening to this one.

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    "Wonderful in Every Way! Highly Recommended!"

    Wonderful book! Cassandra Campbell did a marvelous job with the different characters (of which there were many). I am not of Italian descent nor have I ever been to Greenwich Village but I felt I was there! I would love to hear of Lucia's life from age 30 - 78 although I doubt those years could have been more interesting than the years covered in this book. I would recommend this to everyone! I have to stop listening to these books on my way to work - I always end up crying!!

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    Deborah 06-03-15
    Deborah 06-03-15
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    "So endearing"

    The characters were so well developed.
    A book about a strong family and an even stronger daughter. I loved it!

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    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 02-21-15
    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2013

    Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.

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    "Brilliant writing - Lucia beautiful inside and out"
    Would you listen to Lucia, Lucia again? Why?

    The character of Lucia was well developed,as were those of her family and friends, especially her boss Delmarr, who I particularly liked. Lucia, although very Italian was trying to cut off her "old world ties" and live in this wonderful New World she had been placed in. She is very talented and wants to take her life into her own hands, but.... The story keeps flowing and has some twists and unexpected happenings.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt that Lucia was a very real heroine. Her poise, loyalty and grace made her decisions understandable and it is so hard to understand her if one is self-centered. I felt I learned a heart warming lesson through Lucia. You will love the story.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but her performance was good.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is worth a credit.

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    "Good story."

    I've loved everything by Adriana Trigiani that I've read. This story did not disappoint, I enjoyed it, too. Well done.

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    ciparliamo Long Island 02-25-13
    ciparliamo Long Island 02-25-13
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    "Great read!"

    Great story...hated to see it end!
    Would recommend to all. Cassandra Campbell did an excellent job as usual!

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    disudds SLC, UT 02-07-13
    disudds SLC, UT 02-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "loved it all"

    I loved everything about this book, from the unusual setting during the 1950s to the dynamic of the Italian familiy to the focus on fashion. Furthermore, the performance was very good and while the reader carried different inflections for the various characters, she was definitely reading more than acting. It wasn't too over to the top as some books are.

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    L.W. 05-22-12
    L.W. 05-22-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Lovely read"

    I have found a new favorite author. If you love stories about the characters in families, or you love a life story that relates to the time it was referring to....it's not all fast movement and flashy. It's life, and living it everyday and unexpected events happening like they do to all of us. How this family responded. I love a life story, I get lost in them and these so heartfelt. You may laugh and cry. It is a lovely read. Sometimes that is exactly what I need. Thank you, Ms. Trigiani, Ms. Campbell, and Audible.

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