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The Resource Kiss Carlo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani

Kiss Carlo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani

Label
Kiss Carlo : a novel
Title
Kiss Carlo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Adriana Trigiani
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the post-war boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good, they're surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother Mike and their once-close families sets the stage for a re-match. Amidst the hoopla, the arrival of an urgent telegram from Italy upends the life of Nicky Castone (Dominic and his wife's orphaned nephew) who lives and works with his Uncle Dom and his family. Nicky decides, at 30, that he wants more - more than just a job driving Car #4 and more than his longtime fiancee Peachy DePino, a bookkeeper, can offer. When he admits to his fiancee that he's been secretly moonlighting at the local Shakespeare theater company, Nicky finds himself drawn to the stage, its colorful players and to the determined Calla Borelli, who inherited the enterprise from her father, Nicky must choose between the conventional life his family expects of him or chart a new course and risk losing everything he cherishes. From the dreamy mountaintop village of Roseto Valfortore in Italy, to the vibrant streets of South Philly, to the close-knit enclave of Roseto, Pennsylvania, to New York City during the birth of the golden age of television, Kiss Carlo is a powerful, inter-generational story that celebrates the ties that bind, while staying true to oneself when all hope seems lost
Summary
Establishing a stable home and Western Union Telegraph Office in post-World War II Philadelphia, the hardworking Palazzini family is shattered by their nephew's epiphany in the wake of a telegram that changes everything for the citizens of a small Italian-American village
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560311
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trigiani, Adriana
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R459
LC item number
K57 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian Americans
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
general
Label
Kiss Carlo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
532 pages
Isbn
9780062319227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951936358
  • 2860005
  • (OCoLC)ocn951936358
  • (OCoLC)951936358
Label
Kiss Carlo : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
532 pages
Isbn
9780062319227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951936358
  • 2860005
  • (OCoLC)ocn951936358
  • (OCoLC)951936358

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