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    • Tony's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working class kids who marry and become a successful singing act, until time, temptation, and the responsibilities of home and family derail their dreams. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness Ms. Trigiani has gone back to her best stories!

    • By Haveenoughstuff on 12-19-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Big Stone Gap

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laughs, Tears & a Place I'd Like to call Home

    • By Brad B on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Kiss Carlo

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 366

    It's 1949, and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the postwar boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: Business is good, and they're surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother, Mike, and their once-close families sets the stage for a rematch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!!

    • By M&M on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $33.08

    • Lucia, Lucia

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful book!

    • By Joseph Mieczkowski Jr. on 09-19-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Viola in Reel Life

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Emily Eiden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Viola doesn't want to go to boarding school, but somehow she ends up at an all-girls school in South Bend, Indiana, far, far away from her home in Brooklyn, New York. Now Viola is stuck for a whole year in the sherbet-colored sweater capital of the world. Ick. There's no way Viola's going to survive the year - especially since she has to replace her best friend Andrew with three new roommates who, disturbingly, actually seem to like it there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Direction

    • By Patti on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Big Cherry Holler

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    It's been eight years since the town pharmacist and long-time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her newfound belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn't count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Growing Pains in Mountains of Virginia

    • By Debbie on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Lucia, Lucia

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Mira Sorvino
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Lucia becomes an apprentice to a designer at B. Altman's department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, she is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris' honor is tested.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The black sheep's review

    • By Federica on 07-14-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rococo

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. To date, Bartolomeo has hand-selected every chandelier, sconce, and ottoman in OLOF, so when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man for the job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wanna be Italian!

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-28-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Viola in the Spotlight

    • A Viola Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Emily Eiden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Viola is finally where she belongs - back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. With two whole months of nothing to do but hang with her two best friends, Andrew and Caitlin, this is going to be the best break ever! But her BFFAA, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. When Viola's roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, she starts to wonder - is Brooklyn where she wants to stay?

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Brava, Valentine

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    As Brava, Valentine begins, snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of her grandmother, Teodora, and her longtime love, Dominic. Valentine's dreams are dashed when Gram announces that Alfred, "the prince", Valentine's only brother and nemesis, has been named her partner at Angelini Shoes. Devastated, Valentine falls into the arms of Gianluca, a sexy Tuscan tanner who made his romantic intentions known on the Isle of Capri.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Chick lit gone awry

    • By Lee on 10-12-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Milk Glass Moon

    • A Novel (Big Stone Gap Novels)
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Milk Glass Moon continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and changes of motherhood with her trademark humor and honesty. With twists as plentiful as those found on the holler roads of southwest Virginia, this story takes turns that will surprise and enthrall the reader. Milk Glass Moon is the story of a shifting mother-daughter relationship, of a daughter's first love and a mother's heartbreak, of an enduring marriage, and of a community faced with seismic change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Things that Last, Love, Cornbread and Beans

    • By Debbie on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When Ave Maria Mulligan, a thirty-five-year-old self-proclaimed spinster, discovers a skeleton in her family closet, her quiet life begins to unravel. Comic and compassionate, Big Stone Gap is the story of a woman who thinks life has passed her by, only to learn that the best is yet come. Don't miss the sequel Big Cherry Holler.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just not my type of book, I guess

    • By Sophielei on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Big Cherry Holler

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Brimming with humor, wisdom, and honesty, and the drama and local color of the mountain life from Virginia to Italy, Big Cherry Holler is a deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way, and their struggle to find each other again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lacking Something

    • By Patti on 01-17-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Queen of the Big Time

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    From the best-selling author of Lucia, Lucia comes a novel about an Italian family living in Roseto, Pennsylvania. The eldest daughter, Nella, is ambitious and determined to make a life for herself far away from the rigors of farm and factory life. But then she meets and falls in love with a handsome carefree poet, Renato Lanzara, the son of the town restaurateur.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book - bad synopsis on this site

    • By Teresa on 08-02-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Don't Sing at the Table

    • Life Lessons from My Grandmothers
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Filled with practical, sage advice, and infused with Trigiani’s trademark warmth, love, and humor, The Wisdom of My Grandmothers introduces a pair of feisty, intelligent, and strong forces of nature whose lives embody the story of 20th-century America itself. Between them, the extraordinary Lucia and Viola lived through the century from beginning to end, surviving immigration, young widowhood, single motherhood, four wars, and the Great Depression.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • All the Stars in the Heavens

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 367

    In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age - an era as brutal as it was resplendent - and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Soggy In The Middle

    • By Mary on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Queen of the Big Time

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village in the Bari region of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, made a mass migration to the promised land of America. They settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, and re-created their former lives in their new home, down to the very last detail of who lived next door to whom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner from Adrianna Trigiani

    • By Cathy on 07-02-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly 20 years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWESOME

    • By Bristol Bostons on 01-07-07

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly 20 years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator changed the whole feel

    • By Jennifer on 11-09-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Very Valentine

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani's millions of fans around the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where is Luca?

    • By Patti on 05-16-10

    Regular price: $31.93

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