• Des rues encombrées de Manhattan aux verdoyantes collines de la Toscane, une fresque intime et familiale à la rencontre d'une jeune femme passionnée.

    New York, 2007. De génération en génération, les Roncalli ont mis tout leur amour dans la confection d'exquises chaussures de mariage. Aujourd'hui, c'est à Valentine qu'il revient de poursuivre cet héritage. Mais prise dans les tumultes de la vie new-yorkaise et d'une histoire d'amour compliquée, l'inspiration lui manque. Et si un voyage en Italie sur les traces de son histoire familiale l'aidait à trouver sa voix ?

  • Apprentie couturière dans le New York des années 1950, la belle Lucia Sartori a vingt-cinq ans et rêve de gloire. Farouchement attachée à sa famille et à son indépendance, elle choisit de rompre ses fiançailles avec son amour d'enfance. Sa rencontre avec un riche et bel inconnu lui laisse entrevoir une vie de princesse. Mais un scandale enfoui pourrait bien mettre en péril l'honneur des siens...

  • 1905. Ciro, abandonné par sa mère dans un monastère des Alpes italiennes, travaille dur afin de contenter les soeurs qui l'ont recueilli. Alors qu'il se rend dans un petit village de la montagne, il rencontre Enza, l'aînée d'une famille nombreuse et très pauvre. Les deux jeunes gens promettent de se revoir vite, mais Ciro est forcé d'immigrer aux Etats-Unis. Quelques années plus tard, Enza s'exile à son tour pour assurer l'avenir des siens et les deux jeunes Italiens se retrouvent enfin à New York. Mais voilà que la Première Guerre mondiale éclate...

  • Dans les années 1970, Ave Maria mène une existence tranquille à Big Stone Gap, petite ville nichée dans les Blue Mountains de Virginie, où elle exerce le métier de pharmacienne. Célibataire de 35 ans, autoproclamée vieille fille de la ville, elle passe le plus clair de son temps à emprunter des livres à la Bookmobile de son amie Iva Lou. Jusqu'au jour où sa mère décède. En deuil, Ave Maria réalise qu'il est temps de prendre sa vie en main. Dès lors, elle peut compter sur le soutien de ses amis : le beau Théodore, le timide Jack, et la fantasque Iva Lou.

  • THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE Nouv.

    B>From Adriana Trigiani, a master of visual and palpable detail (The Washington Post), comes a lush, immersive novel about a hardworking family of Tuscan artisans with long-held secrets. Epic in scope and resplendent with the glorious themes of identity and belonging, The Good Left Undone unfolds in breathtaking turns./b>br> br> Matelda, the Cabrelli familys matriarch, has always been brusque and opinionated. Now, as she faces the end of her life, she is determined to leave no stone unturned, including her own mothers revelation about her two great loves: her childhood friend, Silvio, and proud Scottish sea captain John Lawrie McVicars, the father Matelda never knew....br>br>In the halcyon days of the past, Domenica Cabrelli thrives in the coastal town of Viareggio until the day her beloved home becomes unsafe as Italy teeters on the brink of World War II. As her journey takes her from the rocky shores of Marseille to the mystical beauty of Scotland to the dangers of wartime Liverpool--where Italian Scots were imprisoned without cause--Domenica experiences love, loss, and grief as she longs for home. A hundred years later, her daughter, Matelda, and her great-granddaughter, Anina, face the same big questions about life and their familys legacy as Matelda contemplates what is worth fighting for, and when to let go. But Matelda is running out of time, and the two timelines intersect and weave together in unexpected and heartbreaking ways that lead the family to redemption.

  • The heartwarming new novel from bestselling Richard & Judy author Adriana Trigiani

  • Anglais Rococo

    Adriana Trigiani

    Makeover specialist Bartolomeo Di Crespi is all his name suggests. From the Mediterranean to Manhattan his taste reigns supreme. When the renovation of his hometown church comes up for tender, Bortolemeo assumes only he can do justice to the task ahead. But the local pastor, Father Porporino, for reasons of his own, has other ideas.

  • Like threads of delicate gold, the lives of two young Italian lovers, Enza Ravanelli, a practical girl born into poverty, and Ciro Amadei, a dreamer raised in a convent orphanage, are woven together in this epic novel set against the landscape of world events in the first half of the 20th century.
    Like the times they were born into, Enza and Ciro's story is filled with surprising twists and turns. Together, they embrace the promise of a new and better life as they attempt to survive by the labour of their own hands. But when Ciro is diagnosed with a deadly cancer from the bombs he endured in World War I, he returns home alone to Italy to say goodbye, and solve a final mystery about his family.
    All seems lost, but the new generation of the Amadei family rises, led by a feisty widow who loves her family and new country beyond all telling. A devoted and new patriot, Enza offers her only son to serve in World War II, and a surprising ending leads to a new era for the Amadei family.

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