Don't Sing at the Table LP

Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

By Adriana Trigiani
(HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780062002501, 264pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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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 an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; andRococo, she has also written the best-selling memoir Don't Sing at the Table as well as the young adult novels Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight. Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.




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CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. Adriana wrote that she was able to write Don’t Sing at the Table because her grandmothers “never threw anything away—clothing, bank records, contracts, wills, newspaper clippings, photographs.”   What did your grandmothers pass down to you?  What can those items tell you about the way they lived their lives?




Praise For Don't Sing at the Table LP

“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

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