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"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)
If you even have one drop of Italian blood in you or if you know someone who does. you are going to love this story. The reader does an excellent job of relaying the essence of this fabulous book. I loved it!
I've read Trigiani's Big Stone Gap books, and I didn't like this one quite as much. The reader is good, and it's a enjoyable story -- even moving, at times -- but it felt a bit like a fairy tale, whereas the Big Stone Gap characters are more grounded, more real. I did enjoy the setting (NYC in the 1950s).
Although I am not Italian but having italian in-laws, this book captures the true italian feeling and manorisms acurately, even today. Although set in 50s Greenwich village and a lighter story line, it is a truly enjoyable way to pass the time. It also captures the time and feel, I think, very accurately. You should really enjoy the narrator and the story. Very enjoyable
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