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Adriana Trigiani

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Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels. Adriana was raised in a small American coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller Big Stone Gap. The heartwarming story continues in the novel's sequels Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, and Home to Big Stone Gap. Stand-alone novels Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; and Rococo, all topped the bestseller lists, as did Trigiani's 2009 Very Valentine and its 2010 sequel Encore Valentine. (Known as Brava, Valentine in the U.S.)

Trigiani teamed up with her family for Cooking with My Sisters, a cookbook coauthored by her sister Mary, with contributions from their sisters and mother. The cookbook-memoir features recipes and stories dating back a hundred years from both sides of their Italian-American family.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Historical, Young Adult Romance, Historical Romance, Literary Fiction
Big Stone Gap
   1. Big Stone Gap (2000)
   2. Big Cherry Holler (2001)
   3. Milk Glass Moon (2002)
   4. Home to Big Stone Gap (2006)
Valentine Trilogy
   1. Very Valentine (2009)
   2. Brava, Valentine (2010)

     aka Encore Valentine

   3. The Supreme Macaroni Company (2013)
   1. Viola in Reel Life (2009)
   2. Viola in the Spotlight (2011)
   Lucia, Lucia (2003)
   The Queen of the Big Time (2004)
   Rococo (2005)
   The Shoemaker's Wife (2012)
   All the Stars in the Heavens (2015)
   Kiss Carlo (2017)
   Tony's Wife (2018)
   The Good Left Undone (2022)
   American Girls About Town (2004) (with others)
   Reunion Beach (2021) (with others)
Picture Books
   The House of Love (2021)
Non fiction
Omnibus editions
   Trigiani Boxed Set (2003)
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Diva (2024)
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A Very Inconvenient Scandal (2023)
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The Witches at the End of the World (2023)
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"Chelsea Iversen's magical debut The Witches at the End of the World is a story for the ages. Minna and Kaija are two young witches living in the wood. They are also sisters, separated by grief, who must find their way back to one another before it's too late. The powerful themes of revenge, redemption and healing are beautifully rendered in a story where love is the most potent magic of all."
Morning in This Broken World (2023)
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Bright Lights, Big Christmas (2023)
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