Wednesday, June 08, 2005

June 2005 Selection

This month's selection is: "The Queen of the Big Time" by Adriana Trigiani.

This is an incredible and heartwarming story!

The book's heroine, Nella Castelluca, has dreams of a grand life away from her rural Pennsylvania home. But when her father gets injured, she has to take his place on their family farm. All seems to be settling down until she meets the love of her life. After being devastated when he leaves, she wonders if she'll ever find love again. Just when she finds a good, steady man, her first love returns which turns her entire world over. This a story about love and loss and the struggle between being true to your roots vs. going for your own dreams that you'll never forget.

The book is out in paperback now! So rush to Joseph-Beth or your nearest bookseller now. Please join us and meet Ms. Trigiani to talk about "The Queen of the Big Time" at 6:30 P.M. on June 27th at Joseph-Beth for an inspiring evening!

Let us know what you think about the book by posting here!

1 comment:

Linda Singerle said...

Perfect choice of author, Alison. I don't think anyone else would have been quite so engaging and entertaining.

I loved Adriana's statement about different events, situations, characters or anecdotes in her life being like unrelated charms that you might put on a bracelet. She gave the example of the great-looking guy in Italy who turned out to be a priest (rumored to have left a string of broken hearts across the Italian countryside), and of her own mother's (or grandmother's?) experience of growing up in farm country. How neat to take little snippets from all sorts of experiences and string them together with fictional stuff to form a unique, cohesive creation, much like a charm bracelet.

Can't wait for the next meeting!