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Lucia, Lucia
Lucia Lucia
Author: Adriana Trigiani
It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman?s department store on Fifth...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345472441
ISBN-10: 0345472446
Publication Date: 9/27/2005
Pages: 305
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Oh to be 25 in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950. It's heady stuff, especially when you are forced to choose between duty and dreams. In the face of scandal will the right choice be made and a beloved career and honor be saved? Fun read.
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Helpful Score: 6
Wonderful, fabulous book of an independent girl in the 1950's when they really weren't popular. Lovely story told first hand. Andriana does it again. You won't be dissapointed
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely loved this book.I'm always looking for a new Adriana Trigiani book.I've read them all and one is better then the next.
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Helpful Score: 3
Okay, so you receive a box - handcarved of the finest wood with an intricate inlaid design, studded with gems and traced with gold filgree. The box is exquisite, and you are so excited to see what amazing gift it will contain. You lift the lid and find a silver bangle bracelet - nice enough, but certainly not equal to its container. That is how I felt about "Lucia, Lucia." The setting promises you a wonderful treat, but the plot is fairly ordinary. Even so, the book has a lot to recommend it. The author sets her story in New York City in the early 50s, chock full of Packards, debutantes, custom dresses and cocktails at the Waldorf. The characters are true to the times as well, in both their actions and dialogue, and Trigiani succeeds in moving the story line right along. Unfortunately, the plot is hampered by the fact that you have met Lucia as an elderly woman in the first chapter so when she starts to tell her life story, you know how the book will end. The book's best feature, in my opinion, is the depiction of the limits placed on young talented women - well, actually, women in general - in the post-war years. Plus I loved the descriptions of B.Altman's which was a store I remember visiting in my childhood.
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Helpful Score: 2
Adriana Trigiani is an excellent story-teller. This book was a very fun read that my book club chose. It includes questions at the back for discussion.
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What a wonderful story, I felt like I was in the 1950's learning what career girls were up against trying to balance a family and a career. Old world values and new ones. I had a hard time putting this book down.
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Didn't like Lucia's choices in men...but the historical part of the novel made it a worthy read.
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An ambitious young woman is torn when forced to choose between her childhood sweetheart and a handsome stranger.


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