The group meets @ the Library, 10 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Everyone welcome to attend. Click on the book image to place hold with your NExpress account.
March 11—The The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani. Inspired by the lives of her own grandparents, who came to America from northern Italy in the early 20th century, this novel might be considered the ur-story behind her string of heartwarming family sagas. This novel is an old-fashioned, romantic tale of two star-tangled lovers, Enza Ravanelli and Ciro Lazzari. Beginning in the Italian Alps, the story travels by various routes to New York’s Little Italy, a Hoboken factory, backstage at the Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota’s Iron Range and the trenches of France. A love story, yes, but also a paean to artisanal work, food, friendship and family. Katherine A. Powers, May 11, 2012, Washington Post, edited.