Don't Sing at the Table

Don't Sing at the Table

Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

By Adriana Trigiani

HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780062002501, 243pp.

Publication Date: December 13, 2013

Description

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.



About the Author
Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. Trigiani reaches new heights with All the Stars in the Heavens, an epic tale from the golden age of Hollywood. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown, to be released nationwide on October 9th, 2015. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.


Praise For Don't Sing at the Table

“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

“[C]harming… comforting lessons for readers seeking a simpler way of life.”
-Kirkus

“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

“One of the reigning queens of women’s fiction.”
-USA Today

“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

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

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

“Dazzling.”
-USA Today