Trigiani, Adriana Kiss Carlo

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Kiss Carlo

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From the beloved bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife comes an exhilarating novel of friendship, family, love and loyalty. It's 1949 and South Philadelphia is bursting with possibility. The arrival of an urgent telegram from Italy upends the life of Nicky Castone, a young man who, orphaned as a child, now lives with his Uncle Dom and his large and boisterous family in the city., Surely there is more to life than this, despite a steady job in the family business and a sweet-natured fiancee? In secret, Nicky begins moonlighting at the local Shakespeare theatre company and is quickly drawn to the stage, its colourful players... and to feisty Calla Borelli, who runs the show. Before long he finds himself on the horns of a dilemma: can he return to the conventional life his family expects of him? Or does he have what it takes to chart a new course and risk losing everything he cherishes? Told against the backdrop of some of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, this epic novel brims with romance as long-buried secrets are revealed, mistaken identities are unmasked, scores are settled, broken hearts are mended and true love reigns., Kiss Carlo is a jubilee, resplendent with hope, love and the abiding power of la famiglia.*~*~*Readers love Adriana Trigiani!*~*~* '[Adriana Trigiani] has crafted a world of warm, lively characters whose charming idiosyncrasies lead them to collide and ricochet along the way to love. A delightfully sprawling comedy' Kirkus Reviews on Kiss Carlo 'A rich, sweeping epic... If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair., Splendid' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help on The Shoemaker's Wife 'The breathtaking historical novel sparkles in exquisite details and vivid descriptions' Huffington Post on The Shoemaker's Wife `A tender tale of being torn between family, career and love' -- Company on Lucia, Lucia `The author of BIG STONE GAP triumphs again' -- Heat on Lucia, Lucia

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Praise for Adriana Trigiani and All the Stars in the Heavens "A thoroughly entertaining tale that brings Hollywood's golden age alive."--Entertainment Weekly

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

"Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail."--Washington Post

"If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair."--Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help

"Seamlessly superb storytelling. . . . Trigiani never loses hold of the hearts of her characters of the wisdom that tragedy and redemption are also part of life."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Praise for Kiss Carlo "A world of warm, lively characters whose charming idiosyncrasies lead them to collide and ricochet along the way to love.... A delightfully sprawling comedy full of extended families."--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Adriana Trigiani: "A comedy writer with a heart of gold"--New York Times

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

"Seamlessly superb storytelling.... Trigiani never loses hold of the hearts of her characters of the wisdom that tragedy and redemption are also part of life."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Praise for Kiss Carlo "For Adri-addicts and newcomers alike, Kiss Carlo is a delightfully retro read from novelist Adriana Trigiani, best-selling author of The Shoemaker's Wife. Carlo is a sprawling story that stretches from Italy to Philadelphia and New York to interweave the lives of hard-working Italian families making a living in the years after World War II. . . . Nicky and Calla's chemistry is crackling; they don't talk so much as banter. The path they must travel to each other's side is winding but rewarding, mostly because of the characters they meet along the way. . . . At a time when crass seems to trump class in popular culture, Kiss Carlo may be just what we need, a warmhearted romp that's a welcome escape from novels about girls who are gone/on a train/tattooed. Kiss Carlo is set in a world where people don't eat pasta, they eat macaroni, and the secret isn't in the sauce but in the gravy. Now that's Italian--and an incredibly satisfying dish to dig into. Three and a half out of four stars."--USA Today

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It’s 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the postwar boom. The Palazzini Cab Company and Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good and they’re surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic, his brother, Mike, and their once-close families sets the stage for a rematch.

From the dreamy mountaintop village of Roseto Valfortore in Italy to the vibrant streets of South Philly, to the close-knit enclave of Roseto, Pennsylvania, to New York City during the birth of the golden age of television, Kiss Carlo is a powerful, intergenerational story that celebrates the ties that bind and staying true to oneself when all hope seems lost. 

Told against the backdrop of some of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, this novel brims with romance, as long-buried secrets are revealed, mistaken identities are unmasked, scores are settled, broken hearts are mended, and true love reigns. Adriana Trigiani’s consummate storytelling skill and her trademark wit, along with a dazzling cast of characters, will enthrall readers. Once again, the author has returned to her own family garden to create an unforgettable feast. Kiss Carlo is a jubilee, resplendent with hope, love, and the abiding power of la famiglia.

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