Rated Reads

The Shoemaker’s Wife

by Adriana Trigiani

Rated: None

Enza and Ciro first meet in the majestic setting of the Italian Alps in the tiny village of Enza’s childhood. After sharing a rare night of heartfelt conversation and a first kiss, Ciro is forced to leave Italy after catching the local priest in a scandal. Tragically, he doesn’t even have time to tell Enza where he is going or why.

Years later the two meet again, unexpectedly, in America, where Ciro is a shoemaker’s apprentice and Enza a worker in a factory in Hoboken. But it’s too late: Ciro is leaving to serve in World War I and Enza is about to begin a glamorous career as a seamstress for the Metropolitan Opera. But not even war can keep these two fated lovers apart forever.

Vivid. Beautiful. Atmospheric. Lovely. Gripping. Wonderful. I loved this brand-new book from best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. The prose is gorgeous and the story a sweeping, grand tale of love and family so full of depth that readers will be hard-pressed to put it down. Trigiani’s characters are splendidly real and endearing, the descriptions of settings alluring and the road to love heart-rending. And the book itself is so pretty, the cover a photo that appeared in the September 1949 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. A must-read!

Rated: None

— Reviewed by Teri Harman

Teri Harman is an author, reader and book enthusiast. Her young adult novel, Blood Moon, was published by Jolly Fish Press in summer 2013. She writes a biweekly column, Book Matters, for ksl.com and also contributes a monthly book segment to KSL’s #1 lifestyle show, Studio 5.

2 Responses to The Shoemaker’s Wife

  1. Carinne Gee says:

    While I would consider this book mild, I wouldn’t consider it “NONE” by any means. I read it last summer, so I may be off a bit on details….however I believe the main character slept with several women while not married (I don’t believe there were many details discussed). I also believe he witnessed some molestations by a priest…or at least sexual behavior. (your own summary says as much…which hardly makes it NONE. Seems like there were a few other little things as well.

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  • by Adriana Trigiani
  • Rated: None
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