Adriana Trigiani is coming back to FoxTale and Downtown Woodstock! This will be a ticketed event located across the street from FoxTale Book Shoppe at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village. Adriana’s last visit in 2012 remains one of our most talked about events! The $32.00 cost includes event admission and a signed first edition of KISS CARLO!
Inspired by her grandmother’s scrapbook, KISS CARLO is Adriana Trigiani’s seventeenth novel, a post-war family drama as buoyant and full of life as the time during which it takes place. This is a novel about the power of family secrets, the triumph of true love over grief, and the guts it takes to leave one life and take a risk to start over again for a piece of the American dream.
It is 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity and change. Television has made its debut and manufacturing thrives as clothing factories spring up like weeds in the northeast. There are societal changes, too: women who worked during the war were now politely expected to go back into the kitchen, have the babies and become homemakers once more. This is the backdrop against which we meet the Palazzini family whose Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons—all decorated war veterans–is flourishing. Beneath the surface, though, simmers a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother Mike and their once-close families.