Lucia, Lucia

by Adriana Trigiani | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743462262 Global Overview for this book
Registered by house-elfdobby of Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 9/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 27, 2008
This is one from a batch bought recently from a library sale especially for wild releasing/RABCK'ing. Read a copy of this ages ago and enjoyed it.

If you've found the book and you are reading this please make a journal entry and let me know where it has ended up, I love to find out where my books have gone! If you decided to join BookCrossing, please say house-elfdobby sent you. Many thanks and Happy BookCrossing!


Released 10 yrs ago (10/4/2008 UTC) at Cafe Zen OBCZ in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom

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Taking along to the meet-up tomorrow.

Journal Entry 3 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, October 04, 2008
Picked up at the BookCrossing meeting at Burton on Trent with the idea of releasing it back in Finland on Lucia Day (Dec 13th) ... this was *my first BC meeting in the UK* (what a lovely cafe and friendly crowd! ... I really recommend the chocolate cake too!)

Journal Entry 4 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, November 16, 2008
Lucia Day RABCK. (This marks both hubby's birthday and exactly 2½ years for me at BC!)

Journal Entry 5 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
enjoying this book immensely. It's set in the 1950s in NY.

Had to spend a few hours at the ER tonight so finished this book. I really liked it. Even if it is chick lit :) There were really good insights into the Italian patriarchal system (good and bad) but what I enjoyed more were the glimpses of a bygone era of fashion design /tailoring before off the peg clothing became the norm. That was really good.

If I hadn't already offered this as a RABCK (Lucia Day competition) I know exactly who I'd give this book to ... but she's probably got enough to read anyway :)

Journal Entry 6 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, November 27, 2008
Lucia Day RABCK http://bookcrossing.com/forum/30/5839774

entries

http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/lilacwhisper (Italy)
http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/jumpingin (Canada)
http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/Konjunktiv (Germany)
http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/alassante (Italy)
http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/solskinn (Austria)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/MsTeddy (Finland)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/Chania (Finland)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/madmadge (UK)


Journal Entry 7 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, December 13, 2008
Drawn by hubby on Lucia Day (his birthday) and the lucky winner is solskinn from Vienna Congratulations!

Have PMd for the address -once it comes the book'll be in the post!

Journal Entry 8 by seethroughfaith at Wien Bezirk 11 - Simmering, Wien Austria on Saturday, December 13, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (12/13/2008 UTC) at Wien Bezirk 11 - Simmering, Wien Austria

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Happy Lucia Day

I hope you really enjoy this book -it's a lot of fun!

Journal Entry 9 by wolkenklang on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Woohoo! It has already arrived!
I am so much looking forward to reading this, as I enjoy Adriana Trigiani's writing a lot. Many thanks for the Lucia Day RABCK draw and for sending the book to me, seethroughfaith!!!

Journal Entry 10 by wolkenklang on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
There were quite a few people entering this RABCK draw and I've also noticed this book on several wishlists, so I am going to offer it as a bookray/ray-it-forward once I am done reading!

People who have expressed their interest in joining, already in order:

01. alassante (Sicily, Italy / Europe preferred) - completed
02. jumpingin (Canada / North America preferred, Int possible if needed) - completed
03. thescreaming (Maryland, USA / USA preferred, Int possible if needed) - asked to be skipped
04. Konjunktiv (Germany / Europe) - asked to be skipped
05. JudySlump612 (Minnesota, USA / Int) - completed
06. Moeshell (Texas, USA / USA preferred, Int if needed) - completed
07. lauraloo29 (Canada / Int) - completed

Journal Entry 11 by wolkenklang on Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Better late than never - I finally finished reading this. I really, really enjoyed it! Adriana Trigiani has a great writing style, and she paints her pictures so detailed that I could imagine every person, place, and happening as if I was there.

Journal Entry 12 by wolkenklang at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (10/21/2009 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Now finally on the way to Sicily, enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by alassante from Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The book arrived yesterday.
Excellent timing, as I only have with me one bookring ready to be mailed out at the moment ^_^

Journal Entry 14 by alassante from Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Thursday, January 07, 2010
I had finished reading this book before Christmas, but I waited until the holidays were over to send it -and a wise choice it was: because of some very heavy and unexpected snowfalls in the north of Italy, the mail system got mad!
I am now going to send it safely to Canada tomorrow morning.

Thanks a lot to the next participant for her patience, and of course a huge thank you to the ringmaster for sharing this book ^_^
I didn't know it was chicklit, but I am glad I don't believe in categorizations: maybe it is chicklit indeed, maybe it is good chicklit, but although the genre is not my usual cup of tea, I truly enjoyed reading this book :)))
The writing style maybe is not extremely remarkable, but the characters were believable, alive and very well drawn, the plot compelling. But what I liked best was the description of an era that was on the verge of big changes, not just regarding fashion (although that is the focal point of view), but also the life of common people, the way families were run and organized, and women's place in society.
The end, nostalgic but very well balanced, realistic and not sappy at all, made me really feel for those characters and bygone years.

Journal Entry 15 by alassante at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/12/2010 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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The book is currently travelling across the ocean.

I wrote down a couple of lines that according to me sum up the feelings this book gave me. These words are spoken by the character to whom the story is told:
"Just wonderful stories about what life was when you were my age. What the Village was like. How you lived. She told me you didn't have to carry a gun in your purse to the San Gennaro Festival and girls wore gloves and men worked in the family business and everybody was happy"

Journal Entry 16 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This book landed in my mailbox a few minutes ago. I've got a couple of bookring books in front of it, but will get to it as soon as I can.

I haven't read any of Trigiani's books, but I've heard great things, so I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for sending it, alassante, and for the great postcard!

Journal Entry 17 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, February 12, 2010
I finished the book last night and enjoyed it very much. It has such a good sense of time and place--it gives a wonderful picture of New York in the 1950s. I will definitely be reading more by Adriana Trigiani in the future.

Thanks to solskinn for sharing and to alassante for sending the book to me.

thescreaming has a note on her bookshelf asking to be skipped or moved to the end of all bookrays. I pm'd Konjunktiv yesterday and will send the book off as soon as I have an address.

Edited to add: Konjunktiv has also asked to be skipped.

Journal Entry 18 by wingjumpinginwing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/23/2010 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Sent to JudySlump612 by surface mail this morning.

Journal Entry 19 by wingJudySlump612wing from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Monday, March 01, 2010
The book arrived today, as I am still deliriously stunned by the Olympic Closing Ceremonies. They were imaginative, witty, beautiful, and fun, and I am sick with jealousy at how much lovelier Canada's national anthem is than my own. And thank you, jumpingin, for the very special postcard and for your thoughtfulness in using stamps instead of a meter strip. I am so lucky to be included in this delightful bookring!

Journal Entry 20 by wingJudySlump612wing from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, March 12, 2010
This book really impressed me, in a way that I didn't expect. From the very first chapter, Lucia came off the page as a very happy person. She likes her family and home, her job and co-workers, her own self - she even found something she liked in her daily commute to work! She sees clearly the limits placed on her by family and tradition, by some of her own choices such as not pursuing an education, and even somewhat by the time she lives in. And yet she lives with inner serenity. We can easily see why she is so cherished by her friends and family.

And here I must respectfully disagree with alassante about the writing style - I think it's perfect! First, it's unobtrusive and charming, exactly like Lucia herself. And then, consider how much conflict and drama is going on in this book. Not much! No, what keeps us happily turning those pages is the author's skillful prose style.

One other little note: throughout the book Lucia often comments on what she and others are wearing. It's a detail that perfectly defines her devotion to the fashion industry. How many people are like this? I just now realized that I don't even remember what my husband was wearing when he left for work two hours ago.

Journal Entry 21 by wingJudySlump612wing at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, March 12, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (3/12/2010 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sent to Moeshell via Media Mail
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Journal Entry 22 by Moeshell from Richardson, Texas USA on Sunday, March 21, 2010
Book hit the mailbox earlier this week. Finishing up current book and will start this one next.

Journal Entry 23 by Moeshell from Richardson, Texas USA on Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Good Read. Glad I wasn't living in the time that I had to make a decision on being a career woman or house wife. I enjoy both aspects of my life and to decide for one or the other would be impossible.

Journal Entry 24 by Moeshell at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (4/6/2010 UTC) at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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On the way to Lauraloo29!! Enjoy the book

Journal Entry 25 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, April 22, 2010
This arrived safe and sound. I love the foam bugs. :) I have another ring before this, but I will keep it moving. Thank you!

Journal Entry 26 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 13, 2010
Just finished. I thought this was an enjoyable read. I thought it was interesting about New York in the 1950's and the fashion industry. I did find Lucia's family believable. What I found bothersome was Kit. I understand why the character existed, I found it cumbersome how she fit in.

I will look for a new home for this book. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 27 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, May 17, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (5/22/2010 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Sending as a RABCK to Annimanni. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 28 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Received with thanks :)

Journal Entry 29 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Oops, this lovely book was patiently waiting for its turn for nearly eight years. I do apologize :) I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the way the characters and the era were depicted. I love the 50s style and I absolutely adore New York so the setting was a big plus, too. A bittersweet pageturner.

Journal Entry 30 by toukokuu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wow, this one has traveled a bit. Annimanni brought this to a meet-up and I decided to take it home with me. Thank you for the book.

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