A GUILTY PLEASURES READ: “ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS”

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Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.

Every week, we gather around the blogosphere and search out the upcoming book releases, sharing our thoughts and blurbs.  Today, I am eager to feature another book from a favorite author.  I love spotlighting eagerly anticipated books on this blog, the place where I can shout out about my guilty pleasures.

 

Books by Adriana Trigiani are delectable, and so is her upcoming release, due on October 13:  All the Stars in the Heavens.

 

 

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Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet, a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Born in the golden age of Hollywood, All the Stars in the Heavens captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system—viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes.

In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town’s golden age—an era as brutal as it was resplendent—and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he’s already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly.

Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young’s secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives.

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Doesn’t this one fit the “guilty pleasures” theme perfectly?  I know I am eager to read it.  What are you spotlighting today?

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29 thoughts on “A GUILTY PLEASURES READ: “ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS”

  1. I am intrigued! Especially because I love historical fiction! Have you had the chance to read The Diviners by Libba Bray? It’s YA, set in 1927 New York. One of my faves!

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  2. For some reason I’ve yet to read any of Adriana Tragiani’s books. Crazy, I know! I was a public librarian when her first novel came out and subsequently saw her follow-ups being published. Just never got the chance. Thanks for the reminder that there’s an author I’ve yet to read. Great choice 🙂

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