Adriana Trigiani, author of Don’t Sing at the Table, on tour October 2011

Posted By on August 15, 2011

About Don’t Sing at the Table

• Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (October 4, 2011)

New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani’s gift for illuminating the profound challenges and issues defining women’s lives has propelled her novels to the top of bestseller lists and earned her a wide, devoted readership. Now, she shares the roots of those insights—the wisdom handed down to her from her unforgettable grandmothers, Lucia and Viola, which she began collecting for her own daughter—with readers everywhere.

Filled with practical, sage advice, and infused with Trigiani’s trademark warmth, love, and humor, Don’t Sing at the Table introduces a pair of feisty, intelligent, and strong forces of nature whose lives embody the story of 20th-century America itself. Between them, the extraordinary Lucia and Viola lived through the century from beginning to end, surviving immigration, young widowhood, single motherhood, four wars, and the Great Depression. Culled from their remarkable experiences, this heartfelt guide, at turns hilarious and poignant, offers answers to the seminal questions in a woman’s life, from getting married to saving money, nurturing the soul to keeping calm in a crisis, raising children to finding private comfort.

About Adriana Trigiani

Award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker Adriana Trigiani is the author of the bestselling Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine, part of the Valentine series, Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight, part of her new young adult series, as well as the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, and the bestselling novel Lucia, Lucia. She also has written and will direct the big-screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Visit Adriana at her website:, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Adriana’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 4th: Books Like Breathing

Wednesday, October 5th: Life In Review

Thursday, October 6th: Write Meg!

Tuesday, October 11th: Bookstack

Wednesday, October 12th: The Bodacious Pen

Thursday, October 13th: Book Hooked Blog

Monday, October 17th: Among Stories

Tuesday, October 18th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Wednesday, October 19th: A Bookish Libraria

Thursday, October 20th: Laura’s Reviews

Monday, October 24th: Alison’s Book Marks

Wednesday, October 26th: The Road to Here

Thursday, October 27th: Amusing Reviews

Friday, October 28th: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

Monday, October 31st: Redlady’s Reading Room

Tuesday, November 1st: Chocolate & Croissants


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