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Review: The Shoemaker's Wife

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - 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

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I really enjoyed the first half of the book, especially the description of the Italian Alps. The second half, however, was a bit too cloying and I had to suspend belief to imagine how these two people ... Read full review

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