Rococo Author:Adriana Trigiani Bartolomeo Di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. From the dazzling shores of New Jersey to the legendary fabric houses of New York City, from the prickly purveyors of fine art in London to luscious Santa Margherita on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, he is on a mission to bring talent, sophistication a... more »nd his aesthetic vision to his hometown. When the renovation of the local church is put up for tender, Bartolomeo assumes there is only one man for the job. But Father Porporino, the local pastor with a secret, may have different ideas.
Trigiani's glittering mosaic of small town characters sparkles: Bartolomeo's hilarious sister, Toot, in desperate need of a post-divorce transformation-thirteen years after the event; Aurelia, the righest woman in New Jersy with a lust for French interiors and a long-held hope that Bartolomeo will marry her myopic daughter, Capri; Eydie, the chic international designer, who steps in and changes the course of Bartolomeo's creative life, while his lifelong confidante, Christina, awaits rescue from inconsolable grief.« less