Biography

Adriana Trigiani

Adriani Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer and documentary filmmaker. The author of the New York Times bestseller, THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE; Big Stone Gap series; VERY VALENTINE; BRAVA, VALENTINE; LUCIA, LUCIA; THE QUEEN OF THE BIG TIME; and ROCOCO, she has also written the bestselling memoir DON'T SING AT THE TABLE, as well as the young adult novels VIOLA IN REEL LIFE and VIOLA IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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Books by Adriana Trigiani

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Women's Fiction

In this conclusion to Adriana Trigiani's Valentine trilogy, Valentine Roncalli is marrying Gianluca Vechiarelli, the love of her life. However, she hasn't truly considered the cultural and age differences between an American businesswoman and a native Italian who's 18 years her senior. The repercussions lead to a rollercoaster love story with a powerful emotional payoff.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.

by Adriana Trigiani - Inspiration, Memoir

In DON’T SING AT THE TABLE, Adriana Trigiani reveals how her grandmothers’ simple values have shaped her own life, sharing the experiences, humor and wisdom of her beloved mentors to delight readers of all ages.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Viola is back home in Brooklyn where she's free to be her spunky self. But the excitement of getting to hang with her two best friends comes to a screeching halt when Andrew starts acting strange and Caitlin ditches her for a new boy. Amid Viola's confusion --- should she stay or leave Brooklyn? --- a tragic event proves that friendships are her true foundation.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Three reasons why Viola Chesterton knows she’ll never survive her first year at boarding school:

1. She has to leave behind her best friend, Andrew

2. and replace him with three new roommates who, disturbingly, actually seem to like it there

3. "There" is South Bend, Indiana, which feels about as far away from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, as you can get

Boarding school, though, is nothing like she thought it would be, and soon Viola realizes she's in for the most incredible year of her life. But first, she has to put the camera down, and let the world in.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction

VERY VALENTINE is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani's trademark heart and humor.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction

Nella, the middle daughter of five, aspires to a genteel life “in town,” far from the rigors of farm life. But Nella’s dreams shift when she meets Renato Lanzara, the son of a prominent family. Renato is a worldly, handsome, devil-may-care poet who has a way with words that makes him irresistible. But Nella is not alone in her pursuit: every girl in town seems to want Renato.