Friday, May 4, 2012

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

The Shoemaker's Wife   by Adriana Trigiani          Post-review

This was a heart warming romantic story which took place during the 1900's. Enza, the Italian beauty and Ciro, the handsome boy from the Italian Alps. They met as teenagers and then again as adults in America. Ciro becomes a master shoemaker at his trade and Enza a wonderful seamstress at The Metropolitan Opera House. It's an epic tale of everything in their lives love, loss, heartache and mainly their love of family. They were truly like Romeo and Juliet to me. This story of their lives was a fascinating read and a page turner, I found I couldn't put it down. They lived their lives for family the most important reason to them.

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this book! I've heard such good things about! I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

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  2. It sounds like you did enjoy it!

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  3. I loved this novel, definitely one of my favourite reads of the 2012 thus far.

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  4. The novel is an enduring tale that resonates of romanticism. The main characters of the novel and the close relationships that they possess between family and friends is the most important part about the novel in addition to the supporting elements that include a historic backdrop and most importantly, cultural traits of the family unit and the traditional rituals and institutions that each are born and indebted to for the rest of their life. For example, the untiring subject of family that a novel such as The Shoemaker's Wife centers upon is undeniably the backbone to the story. It is the endless embrace of tradition of the characters Ciro Lazarri, the mountain boy who falls in love with Concetta Martocci but falls out of love when he witnesses the scandalous affair between she and town priest Don Gregorio, which prompts him to leave, and Enza Ravanelli, a seamstress who's younger sister Stella passes away, which is one of several reasons to why Enza re-evaluates her life and obligations to her family, and leaves for New York. Ciro and Enza separately arrive in America, but eventually yearn to be back home.

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