The Shoemaker's Wife - Adriana Trigiani

The Shoemaker's Wife

Artist Adriana Trigiani

  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 979 Ratings


Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career—a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker's Wife is replete with the all the page-turning adventure, sumptuous detail, and heart-stopping romance that has made Adriana Trigiani, “one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction” (USA Today). Fans of Trigiani’s sweeping family dramas like Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia will love her latest masterpiece, a book Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, calls “totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream.”


  • Little more than a well-written Harlequin Romance

    By KnowsEnglish
    The author creates a strong, creative, smart woman and then has this woman make the most ridiculous, weak-willed, give-up-everything-for-some-guy-you-met-for-five-minutes-a-hundred-years-ago, googly-eyed pre-teen girl decisions about her life. Made me want to throw my iPad across the room. If you like stories in which strong women give up everything to be with a poor guy because he's a hunk, then you'll like this book.
  • Beautiful

    By Chim00Chim
    I loved this book!! I have not read any of Adriana Trigiani’s books before but I am lookig forward to reading more. The Italian scenery she describes is beautiful and vivid, and the characters I fell in love with. Truely an all time favorite for me.
  • Shoemaker's Wife

    By Lit Afficianado
    A superb tapestry of Italian family heritage woven into the fabric of immigrant adjustment to life in America... the blend of historical and cultural detail in the lives of this fictional family held me spellbound! I just wish I could have read beyond the last page to know how Enza's return to Italy turned out!
  • The Shoemakers Wife

    By KSWKF
    A book about entire lifetimes. Thank you for after endearing the characters to me for then going beyond "they fall in love and get married". Also a heart warming book filled with history and real love.
  • Don't bother

    By Sleffz
    Sappy and hooks you but then drags on relentlessly for another 400 pages.
  • The shoemaker'swife

    By Shoemaker'swife
    Couldn't put this book down. What an amazing journey from Italy to New York. I highly recommend this book!
  • The shoemakers wife

    By Pjv-M
    Very enjoyable. I did not want it to end!
  • Good story

    By Srwcapecod
    I do like Adriana Trigiani's books. I found this a hard one to get into, but once I did I couldn't put it down.
  • The Shoemaker's Wife

    By AmeliaFrances
    I enjoyed this book so much. I am a second generation Italian American woman. My grandparents immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900's. My father's mother came through Ellis Island. As a young child, my father and his brothers were placed in foster homes after their father died leaving his mother a widow with children she could not afford to feed. The early immigrants who came here worked so was everything.
  • Like a 1940s movie

    By Tucson reader
    Author's descriptive phrases were a little too much for me. However, I could overlook the flowery language but couldn't overlook the many, many chance meetings which drove the plot. Actually, I could predict where and when these would occur - and I don't credit myself a psychic! The ending too neat and tidy, really - 4 days? A disappointing read but not SO bad as I did finish the book. Perhaps if I had borrowed, rather than purchased it, I wouldn't have finished it.