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Rococo by Adriana Trigiani
  

Rococo

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Warm, Affectionate portrayal of family values, loyalties, love and chaos spilling into small-town American life. I love her. She writes fun, easy-to-read, feel-good stories, no doubt gleaned from her own Italian-American family. This one centres on the renovation of the local church and itâs an absolute gem. You have a wonderful backlist to devour too.

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Synopsis

Rococo by Adriana Trigiani

Bartolomeo Di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. So when the renovation of the town cathedral is up for grabs, he hopes there is only one man for the job. From the fabric houses of New York City to the Italian Riviera, Bartolomeo is on a mission to bring talent and the aesthetic absolute to his hometown.

Trigiani's glittering mosaic of small town characters pop and sparkle: heir to a banking fortune, Aurelia Castone Mandelbaum, finagles a marriage proposal for her delicate daughter, Capri; Father Porporino, the pastor with a secret, does his best to keep the lid on a simmering scandal; and Christina Menecola awaits rescue from an inconsolable grief.

Beauty, truth and testosterone arrive in buckets when Rufus McSherry, a strapping, handsome artisan and all-around Renaissance Man, arrives in OLOF. Along with his apprentice, Rufus does more than blow dust off the old saint statues and frescoes. He turns the town upside down, galvanizes the faithful and restores hope where there was none.

About the Author

Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is the author of fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. She is also the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

Photo copyright: Tim Stevenson 2008

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Publication date

5th September 2005

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Adriana Trigiani

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

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Hardback

Categories

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ISBN

9780743263672

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