Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani will discuss the release of her latest novel “The Shoemaker’s Wife” at the ticketed event sponsored by FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Adriana coming to speak about ‘The Shoemaker’s Wife,’” said co-owner Ellen Ward. “We have worked hard, including a little bit of Southern charm and hospitality, to make FoxTale the Georgia destination for book signings and author events. We could not host events like this without the support of our amazing customers and community and are happy to bring events like this for all to enjoy.”
Atlanta author Mary Kay Andrews will introduce Trigiani at the event which begins at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets are $32, which includes a first edition copy of the book and reserves a seat for the author’s talk which will include a question and answer time with the audience. The author will also be available to sign books following the discussion.
Already the praise for “The Shoemaker’s Wife” from critics and fellow authors has begun.
Kathryn Stockett, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Help, said, “I’ve always loved reading Adriana Trigiani, but ‘The Shoemaker’s Wife’ is something totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream. I don’t know how Adriana goes into her family’s attic and emerges with these amazing stories, I’m just happy she does. If you’re meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. The ‘Shoemaker’s Wife’ is utterly splendid.”
Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her novels. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker and author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, “Very Valentine; Brava,” “Valentine,” “Lucia, Lucia,” “The Queen of the Big Time” and “Rococo.”
Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has recently written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, “Big Stone Gap.”
Trigiani lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. She was raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family.
She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller “Big Stone Gap.” The story continues in the novel’s sequels “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon,” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.”
Her stand-alone novels all topped the bestseller lists, as did 2009’s “Very Valentine” and its 2010 sequel “Brava, Valentine.”
Trigiani teamed up with her family for “Cooking With My Sisters” — a cookbook co-authored by her sister Mary, with contributions from their sisters and mother. The cookbook-memoir features recipes and stories dating back hundred years from both sides of their Italian-American family.
Readers got to take a peek into the lives of the women who shaped Adriana, with her November 2010 nonfiction debut: “Don’t Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from my Grandmothers.”
In the book Trigiani shares insight and guidance from her two grandmothers: time-tested common sense advice on the most important aspects of a woman’s life, from childhood to old age.
Ticket price will be $35 at the door Tuesday. For fans unable to attend this event, autographed books may be purchased via FoxTale’s website at www.foxtalebookshoppe.com.
For more information, call the store at (770) 516-9989. The Woodstock Theater at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village can be accessed via Towne Lake Parkway, a block away from FoxTale Book Shoppe which is located at 105 E. Main St., No. 138, in Woodstock.