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The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again - sending Ciro off to serve in World War I, while Enza is drawn into the glamorous world of the opera...and into the life of the international singing sensation Enrico Caruso. Still, Enza and Ciro have been touched by fate - and, ultimately, the power of their love will change their lives forever. 

A riveting historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny, inspired by the author's own family history, The Shoemaker's Wife is the novel Adriana Trigiani was born to write.

©2012 Adriana Trigiani (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Too wordy for my taste.

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Good storyline. Great narrator

I love this author. This book is the best one yet. A historical saga which is my favorite. I loved following the family from Italy to USA. I learned something about Nor therm Italy And I li iced the characters especially Chiro.

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Beautiful Story.

I enjoyed every part of this book: the characters, relationships, setting, and references to the opera. Excellent performance with Italian accents that enhanced the story.

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Loved it!

This was such a great listen! I always hate when a book ends too soon, this one was just perfect!

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A beautiful love story!

I was so moved by this love story. Thank you so much for sharing. Love, honor and family is what life is all about.

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Letha

loved it ! Need more .Just wanted the story to continue with tne next generation