Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Despite its girth, Trigiani's latest saga of Italian life lies flat on the page.A portrait of early 20th-century Italian immigration, the story starts with two children in the Italian Alps. In one mountain village, serious, hardworking Enza lives with her large family; in another, rascal Ciro and his brother Eduardo are orphans at the convent. When 16-year-old Ciro travels to Enza's village to dig ... Read full review

Review: The Shoemaker's Wife

Editorial Review - - Donna Volkenannt

At the turn of the century in the Italian Alps, young brothers Ciro and Eduardo Lazzari are taken in by a group of benevolent nuns after the boys' mentally unstable mother is unable to care for them. In a village not far away, Enza Ravanelli lives a poor but contented life, until the death of her infant sister Stella plunges the family into grief. When Ciro is sent to dig a grave for Stella, he is ... Read full review

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A historical book that sets the standard, and this is my first Adriana Trigiani read, must admit! For my first read of hers, I was blown away and am
hoping to read more of hers very very soon. A sweet love story that spans over 30 years that has many ups and downs, but in the end the reader is more than satisfied with the journey between these two Italians who must immigrate to the United States and start a new life without their immediate families.  

Review: The Shoemaker's Wife

User Review  - Kim Bertschi - Goodreads

An enjoyable summer read. Romance with a little history (Italian immigrants to US; World War I). Characters are rather two-dimensional and could have used some more development. Nice prose and descriptive language. Read full review

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