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The Resource Tony's Wife : a novel, Adriana Trigiani

Tony's Wife : a novel, Adriana Trigiani

Label
Tony's Wife : a novel
Title
Tony's Wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Adriana Trigiani
Title variation
Tonys wife
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working class kids who marry and become a successful singing act, until time, temptation, and the responsibilities of home and family derail their dreams. Shortly before World War II, Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore and fall in love. Both are talented and ambitious, and both share the dream of becoming singers for the legendary orchestras of the time: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman. They're soon married, and it isn't long before Chiara and Tony find that their careers are on the way up as they navigate the glamorous worlds of night clubs, radio, and television. All goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put their ambitions aside to raise a family and which will pursue a career? And how will they cope with the impact that decision has on their lives and their marriage? From the Jersey shore to Las Vegas to Hollywood, and all the dance halls in between, this multi-layered story is vivid with historical color and steeped in the popular music that serves as its score. Tony's Wife is a magnificent epic of life in a traditional Italian family undergoing seismic change in a fast paced, modern world. Filled with vivid, funny, and unforgettable characters, this richly human story showcases Adriana Trigiani's gifts as a storyteller and her deep understanding of family, love, and the pursuit of the American dream
Summary
Falling in love during a mid-20th-century Jersey Shore summer, two aspiring singers find their marriage tested when they must decide which of them will pursue career opportunities while the other stays at home to raise a family
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738599
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trigiani, Adriana
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R459
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • Italian American families
  • Married people
  • Singers
  • Big band music
  • Nineteen forties
Target audience
adult
Label
Tony's Wife : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062319272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fff31bac-3ff9-49b4-9155-aab51b7d72ec
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1058393433
  • on1058393433
  • 3096870
Label
Tony's Wife : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062319272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fff31bac-3ff9-49b4-9155-aab51b7d72ec
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1058393433
  • on1058393433
  • 3096870

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