Friday, June 28, 2013

Literary Friday : “The Shoemaker’s Wife”

I have loved Adriana Trigiani for years now…ever since I had the pleasure of meeting her in Asheville, NC before her first book, “Big Stone Gap” was even on the shelves. She was talking to the lady at the book store about her new book and I just happened to overhear the conversation. I’m not shy….I walked up to her and met her. She is a delightful lady and we have emailed each other a few times over the years. I’ve read all of her books and I think I own them all except this one. (it’s a library book)

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I’m reading “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and it’s wonderful! One of those books you don’t want to finish…you just want it to go on and on!

This is another one of my favorite books by this talented author.

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You can’t go wrong with her beautiful Italian cookbook filled with delicious recipes and stories of her family.

I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.

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Have you read any of her books? What’s your favorite? And what are you reading right now?

27 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, I am laughing right now because I am reding the same book and I love it and I have also met the author when she was at my daughter's school! I hope you have a great weekend and take care.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I haven't read her, but I will now! Thanks so much for linking-up, my friend. You made my weekend!

xo,
RJ

Catherine Holman said...

I love Adriana's books! I'll have to look for the cookbook.

Linda Walker said...

Haven't read her books but will certainly take notice now....I haven't had time to read much lately but did dig out Pride and Prejudice just because it has been so long since I read i.t Thought I might have time to read it. Didn't even get through the first chapter. Life has been a bit busy but hoping it all settles down soon.
xo
Linda
Sew What!

cucki said...

I will look for it too :)
Happy weekend x

Terra said...

I've read a couple of her books and like her writing; did not know she wrote a cookbook. How neat you chatted with her before her first book was released.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love to read!! I'll have to get this one to read!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I haven't heard of this author before Diane. I am bookless at the moment. I just finished Secret Daughter which I borrowed from my daughter in February. No, it didn't take me that long to read it! I read 2 other books in between. Have a great weekend!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Diane, I just finished reading "The Creek" and Love it.. sooooooooo I was looking for a new author to read and you just filled the bill.. I will look for it tomorrow. thanks for the recommendation.. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

Farmhouse prims said...

Thanks for the info. on some good books, I will have to check them out!
Lecia

Vee said...

No, but I have seen her interviewed. She sounds like a fun gal. Now is she the one that writes about her own hometown in such a way that everyone knows who all the characters are? I might be confused.

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

have NOT but will check them / her out on Amazon ! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I don't think I've read her books either but I will be looking in the library for one to try! I am always looking for a new author also!! Hugs, Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your blog looks beautiful! I am always up for a good read. I also will check it out on Amazon! It is hard to get around to visit..but I try! You sound well and happy as always. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Diane! Sounds interesting. :-)

It's Just Dottie said...

I wish we lived closer to one another too. Oh what fun we would have!!!
I am reading The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo.
Smiles. Dottie

Marcia Pilar said...

I've never read her books, Diane, but both sound great. I am especially drawn to that ITALIAN cookbook. YUMMO. Pretty cover too.
Enjoy your weekend, friend. Hope you're making great plans for the 4th.
xoxo's

NanaDiana said...

I loved Big Stone Gap and the one that came right after that- the name slips my mind. I think she is a good author and I wish I had more time to read. I have not heard of the one you are reading right now though- xo Diana

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I have only read one of her books, but was reminded how much I enjoyed it. That is nice that you were able to meet her, that makes it even more special, when you read her books. Happy weekend!

Susan said...

I love summer reading, but I seem to be packing books, rather than reading them. I will put this one on my list and especially the cookbook! XOXO

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I've never read any of her books, but I'll have to check them out! Right now I'm reading Debby Macomber's new book "Starting Now" -- it's very good!

Susanne said...

Oh it has been awhile since I stopped in to visit you! So much wonderful stuff seems to be going on here and lucky me to have come back when you are sharing a favorite author and one of her books. I love to read, there just aren't enough hours in the day to read all the lovely books out there. I will make a note to check her out. At present I'm reading The Bible. I highly recommend it. I know the author personally, and He is AWESOME!
As always,
Susanne ♥

Susie said...

I absolutely love books that you wish the story would go on and on. Angela's Ashes was like that for me. Enjoy your read. xoxo,Susie

Babs said...

I'm not familiar with the author, but I'll definitely look for her book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I've never read her books! I’ll be looking for them now! I used to read all the time, and now with two little kids, I just don't seem to make time for it anymore :(. I need to change that!
Karen

Paula@SweetPea said...

I need a good book to read and will look for The Shoemaker's Wife. It' a rainy day here, perfect for reading.

Adriana Trigiani said...

Thanks for reading and posting about The Shoemaker's Wife and the cookbook!

xoxo Adriana