THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE

From ADELE GRESSER
Title:  THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE 
Author:  ADRIANA TRIGIANI
BOOK IS ABOUT SORROW, LOVE , FAMILY AND WORK THAT’S FULFILLING.  A YOUNG GIRL’S SISTER DIES IN THE ALPS OF ITALY.  HER FAMILY SENDS FOR A BOIY TO DIG THE GRAVE.  THE YOUNG PEOPLE KISS AND THE DYE IS SET FOR THE FUTURE.  THE YOUNG MAN AND HIS BROTHER ARE SENT TO LIVE IN A CONVENT WHERE THEY BOTH LEARN TO ADJUST. THE GRAVE DIGGER, CIRO, IS NOT RELIGIOUS BUT HIS BROTHER, EDWARDO STUDIES.  CIRO FINDS THE PADREY DONG SOMETHING BAD AND TELLS THE NUN WHO LOOKS AFTER HIM ABOUT IT.  THE PRIEST LEARNS ABOUT THIS AND SENDS CIRO AWAY ANBD HIS BROTHER INTO THE PRIESTHOOD…THEREBY BREAKING APART THE HEARTS OF THE BROTHERS. CIRO BECOMES A MASTER SHOEMAKER WORKING AS AN ASPPRENTIS IN LITTLE ITALY, N.Y.  CIRO MEETS ENZA IN NEW YORK WHERER SHE AND HER BEST FRIEND WORK AS SEAMSTRESSES FOR THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.  HE TELLS HER TO WAIT FOR HIM BECAUSE HE HAS ENLISTED IN THE ARMY DURING W.W.ONE. THIS BOOK IS ONE NOT EASILY PUT DOWN.  IT WAS EXCELLENT.

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