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QUEEN OF THE BIG TIME
by Adriana Trigiani | Romance
Registered by L1nda of Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Lisagt): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by L1nda from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Set in early 20th-century smalltown America, Trigiani's fifth novel (after the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, Lucia) tells a heartfelt but clumsy story of strong women enduring the rigors of farm life and the trials of romantic and familial relations. At its worst, the novel is a morass of incomplete story lines, underdeveloped characters and inconsistent tenses. Still, readers who've fallen for Trigiani's hallmark personages—Italian immigrants living the American dream in rural Pennsylvania—in previous books will delight in meeting these new ones. Nella Castelluca has brains and ambition; she hopes to someday become a teacher. Alas, when her father is injured at work, she must quit school and stay home to help on the family farm. Her first dream slips away, but working farm life turns out to be not so bad, and Nella eventually falls for the dreamy poet Renato Lanzara. But when he skips town, dream two is crushed, and Nella faces a tough reality: marry another man, and move on. Easier said than done, of course, and Trigiani spends the rest of the book drawing out the saga. Although the writing never rises above B-level, the novel does paint a thorough picture of Italian-American family life and the deep pain of lost love 


Journal Entry 2 by L1nda at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this book, I've been reading several heavy books so this was a nice change. It's a light, breezy, enjoyable read. The characters are likable and it's easy to immerse yourself into their lives. 


Journal Entry 3 by L1nda at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 09, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/9/2011 UTC) at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia

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Sending off to Lisagt with a bag of books to read or release! 


Journal Entry 4 by Lisagt at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Thanx L1nda; not sure if I'll get to this one but onto the TBR for now. 


Journal Entry 5 by Lisagt at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 08, 2012

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Time to move this book on... 


Journal Entry 6 by Lisagt at Petersham Town Hall in Petersham, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, May 06, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (5/6/2012 UTC) at Petersham Town Hall in Petersham, New South Wales Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Looking for a new home. Perhaps someone at the fabric-a-brac today will take it home to enjoy...
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