The Shoemaker's Wife
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The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again—sending Ciro off to serve in World War I, while Enza is drawn into the glamorous world of the opera . . . and into the life of the international singing sensation Enrico Caruso. Still, Enza and Ciro have been touched by fate—and, ultimately, the power of their love will change their lives forever.
A riveting historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny, inspired by the author's own family history, The Shoemaker's Wife is the novel Adriana Trigiani was born to write.
Publishers Weekly Review
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A great story
This is a great story of love and loss, of life. A real tear jerker; keep the Kleenex handy.
Good but sappy
A bit sappy at times, but a great look into the past. If you want a book to make you feel good, this is the one. Well written.
The Shoemakers Wife
I savored this book, didn't want it to end. It spoke to me in so many ways. I identified with it and lived vicariously through it.
You will love it. I promise !