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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." -- Amazon
  • New Jersey, just before WWII. Chi Chi Donatelli is a talented and ambitious singer-songwriter working in a local blouse factory looking for her big break, while Saverio Armandonada, a singer already on the rise, is fronting a touring band and has the good looks and smooth vocals that make success seem assured. Saverio becomes Tony Arma and he and Chi Chi form a duo; together they navigate the glamorous worlds of nightclubs, radio, and television. Soon they're married and all goes well, but as the years pass it becomes clear that they must make a choice. Which of them will put ambition aside to build a family and which will pursue a career? What compromises will they make to achieve their dreams? -- adapted from Amazon.com info
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
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trigiani, Adriana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R459
LC item number
T66 2018b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italian American families
  • Married people
  • Singers
  • Big band music
  • Nineteen forties
  • Large type books
  • Big band music
  • Italian American families
  • Large type books
  • Married people
  • Nineteen forties
  • Singers
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Tony's wife : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes lyrics by C.C. Donatelli, 1938
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1062351989
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
652 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062860927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1062351989
Label
Tony's wife : a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes lyrics by C.C. Donatelli, 1938
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1062351989
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
652 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062860927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1062351989

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