The Supreme Macaroni Company

The Supreme Macaroni Company

3.54 (10,742 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.54 (10,742 ratings by Goodreads)

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In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York's Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani's many fans will adore.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 32mm | 558g
  • New York
  • English
  • New
  • 0062136585
  • 9780062136589
  • 1,044,341

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In The Supreme Macaroni Company, Adriana Trigiani transports readers from the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village to lush New Orleans to Italy and back again while exploring the tricky dynamics between Old World craftsmanship and New World ambition, all amid a passionate love affair that fuels one woman's determination to have it all.

For over a hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This ancient business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the schoolteacher turned shoemaker, to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past . . . and a secret.

But after the wedding celebrations are over, Valentine wakes up to the hard reality of juggling the demands of a new business and the needs of her new family. Confronted with painful choices, Valentine remembers the wise words that inspired her in the early days of her beloved Angelini Shoe Company: "A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything." Now the proud, passionate Valentine is going to fight for everything she wants and savor all she deserves--the bitter and the sweet of life itself.

Romantic and poignant, told with humor and warmth, and bursting with a cast of endearing characters, The Supreme Macaroni Company is a sumptuous feast of delights: an unforgettable narrative about family, work, romance, and the unexpected turns of life and fate.
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Review quote

"New York ambition clashes with dolce vita ease in Trigiani's delicious latest. . . . Feisty and poignant . . . Readers will root for Valentine and the lessons she learns--which apply equally to designing elegant shoes and to crafting a rewarding life." -- People

"Superb. Trigiani's ability to bring the large, warm, enveloping--if somewhat dysfunctional--family to life will keep any reader engrossed and entertained." -- Publishers Weekly

"Val's eccentric family keeps the book going at a quick pace. . . . Recommended for all Trigiani fans and those who've enjoyed a good cookie table (an Italian tradition commonly seen at weddings in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia)." -- Library Journal

"Within the pages of this novel, Trigiani's 10th, is a gloriously romantic yet sensible world that seamlessly blends practicality and beauty...built around the staggering cultural and social changes the war years swept in.... Trigiani's very best...exquisite writing and a story enriched by the power of abiding love." -- USA Today on The Shoemaker's Wife

"I've always loved reading Trigiani, but [this] is something totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream. If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid." -- Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Help

"The novel is a sweeping epic, but at its heart, it's a love story. It speaks to an era of possibilities." -- Providence Journal

"Delightful, energetic. . . . Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller." -- Boston Globe
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3.54 out of 5 stars
- 10,742 ratings
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4 30% (3,204)
3 34% (3,691)
2 12% (1,303)
1 3% (298)
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