Last Thursday night, my mother asked me to take her to an event a friend of hers had planned featuring a night out with author Adriana Trigiani. I hadn't read any of her books but my mother LOVES them so I figured it couldn't be that bad, right? To my surprise it wasn't bad at all - it was freaking hysterical!
Adriana didn't do a typical reading from her new novel, like most authors do on a book tour. Instead, she spent the time - which flew by - telling hilarious anecdotes from her life, mostly focused on growing up in her big, Italian family. A few times, I laughed so hard, tears came to my eyes. It was THAT good of a time.
So now I'm reading Adriana's latest book, The Shoemaker's Wife, and I cannot put it down.
It was inspired by her grandparents, Lucia and Carlo, and highlights the immigrant experience in America at the turn of the century. If you're a sucker for historical fiction like I am, you'll love this book!
And if you get a chance, be sure to check out Adriana Trigiani when she makes a stop in a town near you (find all of her upcoming tour dates here). Trust me, it's an experience you won't soon forget!
And I've got good news because not only do I have a copy of The Shoemaker's Wife to give away to a lucky AFOMFT reader but it's also autographed by the author!
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And if you haven't already, don't forget to enter to win the perfect spring necklace right here - the giveaway closes tonight!