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Lucia, Lucia
Lucia Lucia
Author: Adriana Trigiani
It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five year old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman's department store on F...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812967791
ISBN-10: 0812967798
Publication Date: 6/29/2004
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 155 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Oh to be 25 in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950. It's heady stuff, especially when you are forced to choose between duty and dreams. In the face of scandal will the right choice be made and a beloved career and honor be saved? Fun read.
sewingnancyl avatar reviewed Lucia, Lucia on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Wonderful, fabulous book of an independent girl in the 1950's when they really weren't popular. Lovely story told first hand. Andriana does it again. You won't be dissapointed
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely loved this book.I'm always looking for a new Adriana Trigiani book.I've read them all and one is better then the next.
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Helpful Score: 3
Okay, so you receive a box - handcarved of the finest wood with an intricate inlaid design, studded with gems and traced with gold filgree. The box is exquisite, and you are so excited to see what amazing gift it will contain. You lift the lid and find a silver bangle bracelet - nice enough, but certainly not equal to its container. That is how I felt about "Lucia, Lucia." The setting promises you a wonderful treat, but the plot is fairly ordinary. Even so, the book has a lot to recommend it. The author sets her story in New York City in the early 50s, chock full of Packards, debutantes, custom dresses and cocktails at the Waldorf. The characters are true to the times as well, in both their actions and dialogue, and Trigiani succeeds in moving the story line right along. Unfortunately, the plot is hampered by the fact that you have met Lucia as an elderly woman in the first chapter so when she starts to tell her life story, you know how the book will end. The book's best feature, in my opinion, is the depiction of the limits placed on young talented women - well, actually, women in general - in the post-war years. Plus I loved the descriptions of B.Altman's which was a store I remember visiting in my childhood.
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Helpful Score: 2
Adriana Trigiani is an excellent story-teller. This book was a very fun read that my book club chose. It includes questions at the back for discussion.
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Adriana Trigiani is one talented writer. This is a story of a 25 year old Italian girl in NYC in the 1950's and her life with family, love, and work. Lucia was such an easy character to fall in love with. I would recommend this book to anyone. It's a very fun and easy read. Will keep your interest!
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another excellent read by trigiani
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed Lucia, Lucia on + 944 more book reviews
This book is a good study on the choices women had in 1950-stay home, help your mom, get a job, get married, help your mother in law. Back when women weren't expected or allowed to work once they were married. Also a good story about men, good, bad and indifferent. I enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed all of Adriana Trigiani's books.Well written, and full of life.
Ijetasmaz avatar reviewed Lucia, Lucia on + 4 more book reviews
What a wonderful story, I felt like I was in the 1950's learning what career girls were up against trying to balance a family and a career. Old world values and new ones. I had a hard time putting this book down.
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Didn't like Lucia's choices in men...but the historical part of the novel made it a worthy read.
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This book was a nice, light, easy read.
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"Lucia Sartori is the most beautiful girl in Greenwich Village....But it is 1950....She has a glamorous job...which she's not ready to swwap for a role as wife." By the author of Big Stone Gap.
busygirl avatar reviewed Lucia, Lucia on
Well written. Another great book by this author.
LeahG avatar reviewed Lucia, Lucia on + 320 more book reviews
This is a great story about a young woman growing up in Greenwich Village in the 50s as a daughter of Italian parents. I loved it for its family ties and in depth perception of the character of people, her portrayal of family values and the way life was like back then, with more attention put on quality rather than quantity. I have yet to read a book by Adriana Trigiani that I didn't love, and this story is no exception. It made me wish I'd been born of such an Italian family.
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What a great book! Of course I love the Italian background. It is so
authentic. I also loved the time period!
I'm reading the trilogy now. So far, great!
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Good storyline. The main character is wonderful.
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Full of humor, romance, wisdom and drama. Wonderful story.
ElleS avatar reviewed Lucia, Lucia on + 112 more book reviews
Great story - should be a made for TV movie!

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Mira Sorvino did a great job narrating this book. I enjoyed her voices and tones in the characters. A very enjoyable book to listen to.