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July 25th
A digital archive of Terkel’s oral histories is one of 177 projects funded by new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
July 25th
Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.”
July 25th
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.
July 25th
For all its seriousness and nerve-wracking intensity, no television show was more in need of a blooper reel than "Game of Thrones." Thankfully, HBO presented the very first one during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. From Oberyn almost s…
July 25th
We already knew "Game of Thrones" was headed to Dorne in Season 5, but now we finally know who will be playing Oberyn Martell's Dornish relatives. At the "Game of Thrones" panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, HBO showed a reel announcing the new member…
July 25th
Food blogger Erin Gleeson creates stunning, nature-inspired tableaux that look good enough to eat. By Abbe Wright Three years ago, photographer Erin Gleeson and her husband traded cramped New York City living for a cabin about an hour south of San Francis…
July 25th
Sayed Kashua is an Arab who writes novels in Hebrew and a sitcom in Arabic. A contradiction? Maybe. But his newest book is a good look at an often-overlooked segment of the Israeli population.
July 25th
Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia recounts how a handful of adventurers and low-level officers shaped the Arab Revolt during World War I. It appears at No. 9.
July 25th
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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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