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August 1st
Rick Perlstein discusses the third volume in his series about the rise of the modern conservative movement in America.
August 1st
A portion of East 128th Street is to be renamed, part of a larger celebration of the Harlem-born writer.
August 1st
She had only one request: “Please don’t turn this into a teenage romance.”
August 1st
For a while in midcentury America, Tiki was king of the land. With Polynesian-themed hotels, restaurants, cocktails, theme parks, apartment condos, music, movies and more, America’s infatuation with the Hawaiian Islands and Polynesian culture reache…
August 1st
Originally published on Amazon A vital discussion of feminism in popular culture, a World War II-era epistolary novel and a fascinating examination of Korean culture comprise Amazon's Best Books of the Month list for August. For more of Amazon's Best Book…
August 1st
Once upon a time, Bear Bergman was reading to his four-year-old son Stanley before bed. His husband had ordered a big new stack of books that included queer characters. As they read through each book, Bergman realized that every single one contained exten…
August 1st
Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
August 1st
In Thinking In Numbers, Daniel Tammet uses everyday examples to illustrate the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives. It appears at No. 12.
August 1st
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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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