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September 1st
Meryl Comer has written a heartbreaking account of caring for both her husband, who has been debilitated by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother, who has the late-onset variety.
August 31st
A lost chapter of an earlier version of the 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was recently published for the first time in The Guardian.
August 31st
“No Man’s Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918” and “The Burning of the World” bring diverse voices to World War I literature.
September 1st
Ansel Elgort had a pretty great summer, and he capped it off by performing at Electric Zoo. Elgort, who played the male lead in "The Fault in Our Stars," performs under the name Ansolo, and was a last-minute addition to the electronic dance music festival…
August 30th
"Game of Thrones" may have been snubbed from the major Emmy categories this year, but it did take home one very deserving statue. The HBO series won the award for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects, and if you have any doubt over why, this new video w…
August 30th
Why are online television studios so amazing? Besides developing awesome original programming, they also like to like to grant a second life to cancelled shows.Yahoo saved "Community" for its sixth season, Netflix gave "Arrested Development" a fourth seas…
September 1st
The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
September 1st
The chapter describes the Vanilla Fudge Room, an extra room in the chocolate factory. In it, Charlie Bucket goes to the factory with his mother – not his grandfather. The book turns 50 this month.
September 1st
NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.

ADRIANA TRIGIANI IS BACK!

The Supreme Macaroni Company

Harper, 2013

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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