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Adriana Trigiani


Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer and documentary filmmaker. Her books include the New York Times bestseller THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE; the Big Stone Gap series; VERY VALENTINE; BRAVA, VALENTINE; LUCIA, LUCIA; and the bestselling memoir DON'T SING AT THE TABLE, as well as the young adult novels VIOLA IN REEL LIFE and VIOLA IN THE SPOTLIGHT. She wrote the screenplay for Big Stone Gap, which she also directed. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Books by Adriana Trigiani

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Viola is back home in Brooklyn where she's free to be her spunky self. But the excitement of getting to hang with her two best friends comes to a screeching halt when Andrew starts acting strange and Caitlin ditches her for a new boy. Amid Viola's confusion --- should she stay or leave Brooklyn? --- a tragic event proves that friendships are her true foundation.

by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Three reasons why Viola Chesterton knows she’ll never survive her first year at boarding school:

1. She has to leave behind her best friend, Andrew

2. and replace him with three new roommates who, disturbingly, actually seem to like it there

3. "There" is South Bend, Indiana, which feels about as far away from her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, as you can get

Boarding school, though, is nothing like she thought it would be, and soon Viola realizes she's in for the most incredible year of her life. But first, she has to put the camera down, and let the world in.