Lucia, Lucia

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Simon & Schuster, 2003 - Italians - 352 pages
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It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman's department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career 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 in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris' honor is tested.

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User Review  - Allison Cohan - Goodreads

While I can't say I hated the story the entire time I was reading the book, this novel about an independent Italian girl in Greenwich Village and her trials with love really seemed shallow. Maybe ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma Jolie - Goodreads

I really need to stop reading Adriana Trigiani's books at work. It's becoming harder to deny that the tears are just from wearing my contacts for too long of a time. “The good things that happen to us ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. She graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. She was a writer for The Cosby Show and A Different World. Her debut novel, Big Stone Gap, was published in 2001. Her other works include Big Cherry Holler; Milk Glass Moon; Home to Big Stone Gap; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; Rococo; Very Valentine; Viola in Reel Life; and The Shoemaker's Wife. She also wrote a cookbook entitled Cooking with My Sisters and a non-fiction book entitled Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers. Her title Shoemaker's Wife made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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