Lucia Lucia: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By Adriana Trigiani
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Ballantine Books, (6/29/2004)
Language:English



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It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman’s department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris’ honor is tested.
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Awesome book. This was the book that got me back into reading...now I can't stop! Was recommended by a friend as a "real page turner." Boy was she right! Great book about an Italian girl in the 50's trying to find the love of her life! Great book that will make you laugh and cry!

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"Lucia Lucia: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)"
By Adriana Trigiani

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Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series and the bestselling novels Lucia, LuciaThe Queen of the Big Time, and Rococo, she has also written and will be directing the big-screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap, in addition to writing the Viola Chesterton Chronicles, a young adult series for HarperCollins Children's Books. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


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