The Queen of the Big Time

The Queen of the Big Time

A Novel

Book - 2004 | 1st ed
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About an Italian family living in Roseto, Pennsylvania. The eldest daughter Nella is ambitious and determined to make a life for herself far away from the rigors of farm and factory life. But then she meets and falls in love with a handsome carefree poet Renato Lanzara, the son of the town restaurateur. When he suddenly disappears without an explanation, rumors about a forced marriage to a girl in another town and criminal activity begin to circulate through the village grapevine. Returning after five years, and a week before Nella's wedding, Renato shakes up not only Nella's life but also the lives of Roseto's townspeople. The Queen of the Big Time is a story of one family's struggle to preserve their cultural identity and family unity and of its matriarch who cannot forget her first and true love.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0812967801 (readers circle pbk.)
1400060060 (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC TRIGIANI
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 02, 2014

Excellent book. I recently found this author and now devouring all of her books. This one makes you want to keep reading all night.

Nov 14, 2013

This is not as interesting as "The shoemaker's wife" - lectures abit much and falls into the "pop" fiction category - I did like it , though

carrilis Apr 05, 2012

If you like this author, you will definitely like this book! I enjoy Trigiani's lighter writing style. This is a great story and I think I prefer her stand along novels over her series ones.


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