THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE Despite its girth, Trigiani's latest saga of Italian life lies flat on the page.A portrait of early 20th-century Italian immigration, the story starts with two children in the Italian Alps. In one mountain village, serious, hardworking Enza lives with her large family; in another, rascal Ciro and his brother Eduardo are orphans at the convent. When 16-year-old Ciro travels to Enza's village to dig
Review: The Shoemaker's Wife At the turn of the century in the Italian Alps, young brothers Ciro and Eduardo Lazzari are taken in by a group of benevolent nuns after the boys' mentally unstable mother is unable to care for them. In a village not far away, Enza Ravanelli lives a poor but contented life, until the death of her infant sister Stella plunges the family into grief. When Ciro is sent to dig a grave for Stella, he is ...
Simply beautiful It was a beautiful love story that takes you through the turn of the century, multiple decades and the ultimately feelings of love and loss.
The shoemakers wife Such a great love story, i couldn't put it down.
The Shoemaker's Wife. Such a wonderful book. A true love story over the years. Very well written. It brought tears to my eyes at certain stages. Having loved and lost loved ones, being away from my homeland, I could relate to Enza and Ciro's life. The old world charm never dies!
Review: The Shoemaker's Wife I very much enjoyed this book, and cried at the ending, both from sadness and happiness.