Thursday, January 10, 2013

Book Nook

I just finished reading the most WONDERFUL book, Adriana Trigiani's The Shoemaker's Wife.
It is a beautiful love story set in the early 1900's. Enza and Ciro first meet in the Italian Alps.  Their story continues in America as they both struggle to establish themselves in this new country.

What I love most about this book is Trigiani's writing.  She has an incredibly beautiful and poetic way of describing things.  Here is an excerpt:

"The only sound was the soft, rhythmic sweep of her footsteps, like hands dusting flour across an old wooden cutting board."

Don't you automatically know that feeling of your hands dusting flour on a cutting board? Her sentences are so descriptive.  They make you FEEL! She does this over and over again.

I have read several of Adriana Trigiani's books which I have truly enjoyed: Brava Valentine, Very Valentine, Big Stone Gap, Lucia name a few.  I have loved this one the best.

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