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Topic: What was your Fav. Adrianna Trigianni Book?

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Subject: What was your Fav. Adrianna Trigianni Book?
Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:00 PM ET
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I am considering picking one of her books as a book club selection. I've only ever read Queen of the Big Time, but I really enjoyed it. Any thoughts to share?

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 6:34 AM ET
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SweetP, I loved the Big Stone Gap series.  Here's a link to her books..

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/t/adriana-trigiani/

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 4:56 PM ET
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I would start with the Big Stone Gap series.  I really enjoyed it - she just makes all of the characters seem so real.  I loved all of them!   About a year and a half ago I did a review of these books on one of my blogs (which no longer exists) and the author came across my post.  She actually sent me an email and asked for my address - a couple of weeks later I received an autographed copy of the last book of the series "Home to Big Stone Gap".  It was very exciting :)

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 4:59 PM ET
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That's really cool.

I've not read her books.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 3:46 PM ET
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My Aunt Eleanor was one of her teachers.  She, Trigiani, is from a little town in PA where my Uncle grew-up.  We used to go to the fiesta (that is what we call it in New Mexico) every summer for the carnival.  I read Rococo and loved it.  Aunt Eleanor claims that I have met her at my Uncles Mom's house but I don't remember.  Some of the people she writes about are people from the hometown.  When Rococo goes to NY to shop for decorating fabrics, one of the characters in the scene is based on my Aunt Eleanor because she is the person who took Adriana to the fabric mart for material for the book.

Just a tidbit.

Pamela

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 8:18 PM ET
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I am going to choose Big Stone Gap for bookclub. I just fell in love with Queen of the Big Time and I'm hoping the other members will enjoy this author. :o)

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 2:53 AM ET
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I love all her books and would find it hard to pick a favorite.  Does anyone know if she has another book coming out??

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 7:30 AM ET
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Yes she does Cozi.  I think it is due out in Feb. 09.  Go to the link in my first post and I believe it is is listed there.

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 3:21 PM ET
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I love her books!    

Pamela, Adriana actually grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  It's down in the southwest tip of the state.  She makes mention of a lot of area towns, stores, and locales in the series.  In the first book, she even included the story of Elizabeth Taylor choking on a chicken bone.  It actually happened in Big Stone Gap when she was visiting the area with her then husband Senator John Warner.  I think that happened in the late 70s or early 80s.  I only know this stuff because I grew up in the area, too.  :)

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 3:25 PM ET
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Thanks Lynn - it's added to my wish list!

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 5:14 PM ET
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I enjoyed BIG STONE GAP, especially the Elizabeth Taylor story!  It "reads" like it was true.  Did Trigianni write a cook book?



Last Edited on: 10/9/08 11:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/9/2008 10:43 PM ET
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Connie,  Thanks for the correction!  Now I have to see about getting my Aunt on the phone and finding out Who she was talking about!!!!  Something tells me I totally misunderstood this conversation.  My Mom will love knowing this because she was there when Aunt El was telling the story!!l

LOL, Pamela