The Supreme Macaroni Company

The Supreme Macaroni Company

A Novel

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, 2013, ♭2013
ISBN: 9780062136589
9780062307354
Branch Call Number: TRIG
Characteristics: 338 pages : genealogical table on endpapers

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CatherineG_1 May 04, 2017

Quick, light read - loved the descriptions of Italy.

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a9_S1R2B3
Nov 23, 2015

Could not get more than half way through, boring

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Mothercat
Aug 05, 2014

Whilst I enjoyed this book, to me it lacked a little of the charm of earlier stories in the series.

madison382 Feb 12, 2014

I have read most of her books and liked them, but I have a hard time reading this one. Don't think I can finish it.

Zeesa Jan 22, 2014

This was slow-moving and certainly not on the same level of her other books.

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Beverleigh
Jan 20, 2014

I tried to hang in with this book but found it really boring and I just didn't care about the characters. Gave up about 1/2 way through book. I was disappointed as it showed a good rating.

LaughingOne Dec 15, 2013

I did not enjoy this novel as much as I have enjoyed Trigiani's other novels, even the others in the Valentine trilogy. This one just didn't read as well for me. Valentine was not particularly likable in this book; I found it hard to understand why Gianluca loved her. There was too much foreshadowing. I will be more cautious in reserving any future novels by Trigiani (and I absolutely love her Big Stone Gap books, and miss that kind of writing now).

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Zeesa Jan 22, 2014

Slow-moving in parts; not as good as her other books.

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