SinossiBergamo, 1910. C’è tutta la gioia del primo amore nel legame che unisce Enza e Ciro: bellissima e volitiva lei, energico e riflessivo lui, già immaginano la loro vita insieme, a onta delle difficoltà concrete, quotidiane, del loro villaggio tra i monti. Ma il destino ha deciso diversamente: Ciro scopre un segreto troppo grande per il suo animo semplice e viene costretto ad andarsene lontano, addirittura al di là dell’oceano. Finirà per lavorare come apprendista nella bottega di un calzolaio a New York, a Little Italy. E in quel mondo nuovo, frenetico e pieno di possibilità, il pensiero di Enza pare sempre più lontano, sempre più sfumato…
È la povertà che spinge la famiglia di Enza a compiere lo stesso viaggio verso l’America. Ferita dall’abbandono di Ciro, la ragazza si dedica anima e corpo al suo lavoro di ricamatrice e, ben presto, inizia a lavorare al Metropolitan, dove realizza abiti lussuosi per le star dell’opera lirica. Ed è lì che incontra un ricco e affascinante americano, deciso a farle dimenticare quell’amore che appartiene a un altro tempo e a un altro continente…
Non sapendo di vivere nella stessa città, Enza e Ciro s’incamminano su strade sempre più divergenti: il successo negli affari per lui e la promessa di una vita agiata per lei. Il passato è dimenticato, il presente è sereno, il futuro sembra tracciato.
Poi, un giorno, Enza e Ciro si incontrano di nuovo.
E tutto cambia.
- ISBN: 8867024566
- Casa Editrice: Tre60
- Pagine: 528
Every once in awhile you have to take a break from the Holocaust books, the slavery sagas and the dysfunctional families... and this, my friends, is the beach read you are looking for. The old Italian-immigrant-comes-to-America-makes-good-intergenerational-story that your preteen daughter could read Leggi tutto
This was a recent choice by one of the book clubs I belong to and when I heard it was the choice, I was less than thrilled. "Oh, man," I thought. "Not ANOTHER star-crossed lovers book set during the war." I had half a mind to just not read it but decided to force myself to plod through the book and
If there’s one book that should be on your summer reading list, it’s The Shoemaker’s Wife. It isn’t just a book; it’s an experience. It’s a slow, beautiful, compelling story with which you can’t help but feel involved and enamoured. No matter what chapter you are on in this book, the setting is alway Leggi tutto
The author, clearly, did her research before writing this book; and she put every tidbit of research into the novel. It was very descriptive, even when a description was not necessary. There were so many wasted words. There were ideas, and characters, and actions that did not move the story forwar
I really wanted to like this book, especially since I'm an avid reader of historical fiction and a friend recommended it. A love story that travels from the Italian Alps across the Atlantic to New York City and to the Iron Range of Minnesota in a sweeping historical novel that spans the first half o Leggi tutto
Meh. Overly descriptive, is that a bad thing? Sometimes. Sometimes it is so oppressive that you just breeze over the chapter. Sometimes it's kind of lovely. Despite a book where SO MUCH happens, not much happens, you know? I mean, one moment you are in the Italian Alps, the next NYC, then Minnesota. Leggi tutto
The first part of this story was very good, but it lost steam about halfway through. At first, I enjoyed Trigiani's many descriptions of food, architecture, and scenery. They invoked in me an overwhelming desire to travel to the Italian Alps and eat custard baked by nuns. After a while though, Trigi Leggi tutto
This beautiful novel is an absolutely stunning work of art. A riveting historical epic of love, family, loss, risk and destiny. Just shy of 500 pages, this saga begins in the Italian Alps and takes the reader to Little Italy in NY, the Minnesota Iron Range and the trenches of France. Beautifully wri Leggi tutto
What a wonderful book starting in Italy going to New Jersey then New York City most of it taking place before I was born.How tough times were and rent was $1.00 a month can't even by a loaf of bread for that now days.There were times my tears kept me from reading the words but loved every word and w Leggi tutto
I could not put The Shoemaker's Wife down. It's a great love story, set in early 20th century America and 19th century Italy. Finally, a book about early Italian immigrants that does not involve the mafia. 2012, off to a good start! Enza and Ciro, whose story is based on the true romance of the auth Leggi tutto
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