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September 19th
Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.
September 19th
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
September 19th
New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City.
September 19th
Being a woman on the Internet is no easy feat. Anyone who's ventured onto the World Wide Web has likely witnessed -- or been on the receiving end of -- comments thrown at a woman simply because, well, she's female. In a video titled "What It's Like To Be…
September 19th
Originally posted on Kirkus. The Raven Boys return (in Maggie Stiefvater’s Blue Lily, Lily Blue), Wicked author Gregory Maguire is back with a new novel we call “an epic rich with references, aphorisms and advice” and Scott Westerfeld&rs…
September 19th
"A Walk Among The Tombstones" is far from perfect. As Vulture's Kyle Buchanan noted on Twitter, the film is severely lacking in female characters who aren't brutalized, and its villains are problematic at best. (A dissenting take on the film's depiction o…
September 20th
As a little girl, Anne Sinclair knew Pablo Picasso. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about why she didn't want the master to paint her picture, and her new memoir, My Grandfather's Gallery.
September 20th
A Little Lumpen Novelita is an intoxicating tale of a teenage girl who struggles to stay afloat. It cements Roberto Bolano's place as the most commanding Latin American writer of the last few decades.
September 20th
In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.

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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