“Sex and the City meets Moonstruck….Sly, sensual, and dripping in style.”
Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans—a “delightful” (Boston Globe), “romance-soaked novel” (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia; Rococo; and Big Stone Gap. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of la bella Italia. Already a national bestseller, here is a valentine from the incomparable Trigiani that you can take into your heart.
Praise For Very Valentine: A Novel…
— People, Lead Review
May be [Triginai’s] best work to date… Delightful, energetic… Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller.”
— Boston Globe
“Well-crafted work with sometime lyrical, sometimes flat-out-funny writing.”
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Trigiani has certainly not lost her ability to breathe life into everything she writes.”
— Roanoke Times
“Adriana Trigiani listens to her readers, then gives them what they want. That’s why they’ll be ecstatic about her newest novel…”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch
“No one ever reads just one of Trigiani’s wonderfully quirky tales. Once you pick up the first, you are hooked..... Trigiani fills her pages with snappy dialogue and luscious descriptions.... Reading Very Valentine is like tucking into a plate of homemade manicotti: irresistible and delicious.”
“Load up on cappuccino and biscotti before getting lost in the super froth of Adriana Trigiani’s romance-soaked novel, Very Valentine”
— Marie Claire
“[Very Valentine] will have readers who love romantic novels...swooning. Trigiani’s closing is satisfying, even as it paves the way for the lovable heroine to reappear in a planned sequel.”
“This genteel and lush tale of soles and souls has loads of charm and will leave readers eager for the sequel.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Trigiani offers plenty of reasons to stick around for part two.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Harper, 9780061257056, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 3, 2009
About the Author
Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books in fiction and nonfiction, published in 38 languages, making her one of the most sought after speakers in the world of books today. Adriana is an award-winning playwright, and writer/director in film and television. Adriana co-founded The Origin Project, an in-school writing program which serves over 1,700 students in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Adriana hosts a weekly Facebook Live show, Adriana Ink, every Tuesday evening at 6 PM EST featuring guest authors, giveaways and more. Follow along with Adriana on Facebook and Instagram @AdrianaTrigiani. Adriana lives in New York City with her family.