The Wisdom of My Grandmothers: Lessons to Live by, from One Generation of Remarkable Women to the Next

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Adriana Trigiani's two remarkable grandmothers, Lucia and Viola, lived through the 20th century from beginning to end as working women who juggled careers and motherhood. From the factory line to the family table, the two of them - the very definition of modern women - cut a path for their granddaughter by demonstrating courage and skill in their fearless approach to life, love and overcoming obstacles. Trigiani visits the past to seek answers to the essential questions that define the challenges women face today: how we hold on to the values that make life rich and beautiful, how we can take risks and reap the rewards, how to stand resilient in the face of tragedy. 'Be bold; 'be direct'; 'be different'!

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Dazzling. --USA Today

"Best-selling author Trigiani (Very Valentine) presents a loving paean to her Italian grandmothers... there is much warmth in these remembrances that will resonate with readers who enjoyed strong relationships with their own grandparents and know the value they can bring to our lives."--Library Journal

"Delightful, energetic. . . . Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller."--Boston Globe

"Trigiani has certainly not lost her ability to breathe life into everything she writes."--Roanoke Times

"One of the reigning queens of women's fiction."--USA Today

"Well crafted work with sometime lyrical, sometimes flat-out-funny writing."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Soothingly and with clarity.... Readers will find her strength and optimism helpful, and her legions of loyal fans will enjoy learning more about the women who influenced, inspired, and, according to Trigiani, made possible some of her best-selling fiction."--Booklist

"Trigiani combines family and American history, reflections on lives well-lived, and sound advice to excellent effect, as a legacy to her daughter and a remembrance of two inimitable women."--Publishers Weekly

"Dazzling."--USA Today

"Adriana Trigiani listens to her readers, then gives them what they want. "--Richmond Times-Dispatch

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A treasure trove of common sense from two very uncommon women

As devoted readers of Adriana Trigiani's New York Times bestselling novels know, this "seemingly effortless storyteller" (Boston Globe) frequently draws inspiration from her own family history, in particular, the lives of her two remarkable grandmothers, who have found their way into all of Trigiani's treasured novels. In Don't Sing at the Table, this much-beloved writer has gathered their estimable life lessons, revealing how her grandmothers' simple values have shaped her own life, sharing the experiences, humor, and wisdom of her beloved mentors that will delight readers of all ages.

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