I just finished this story and wanted to write my thoughts while the story is still real and fresh, though this one is going to stay with me for awhile
Again I owe a thanks to the book club here at Jubilee. I really doubt I would have picked up this book on my own. The Shoemaker’s Wife is a love story with a real life ending.
Enza and Ciro face hardships both in their home in Italy and as immigrants in America. The story takes you on a journey. It is is more than just a good read. It’s an experience. Adriana Trigiani paints word pictures that made me feel like I was in the mountains of Italy. Through the poverty there was a beauty in the country. Then America, especially Hoboken, and Manhattan come to life.
The characters Enza and Ciro give ‘star crossed’ lovers depth as they find and lose each other. In the end finding a love and making a family that Ciro only dreamed of.
There is an amazing trailer on Adriana Trigiani’s website at http://adrianatrigiani.com/books/the-shoemakers-wife/ No review I could write could compare.