The month of love may have just ended, but things are getting a bit romanticized for the March 2011 edition of The Reader’s Den. Get ready to discuss Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. An Italian-American woman born in Queens, Valentine struggles to balance love, work, and family in this heartfelt and touching novel.
This book, the sequel to Very Valentine
, is not Adriana’s first round of series fiction. She’s previously written The Big Stone Gap
series, as well as recently started a book series for young adults that began with Viola in Reel Life
. She’s also the author of the standalone novel Lucia, Lucia
; a novel which is fictionally being made into a film during the events of Brava
and indirectly factors into the plot. I won't tell you much about it, but know that there are some serious shoes involved.
A New York City native, Adriana centers much of the initial locations that take place during Brava, Valentine
in Greenwich Village where the author currently resides. The daughter of a librarian, Adriana was a writer for the television programs The Cosby Show
and A Different World
before striking out on her own as a novelist. Please join us next week when the lovely and gracious Adriana will join us to answer a few questions about this book.
To participate in the discussion, go ahead and reserve your copy of Brava, Valentine today or visit your local library branch to see if there's a copy on the shelf. The book is also available electronically through eNYPL and reservable in large print or as an audiobook. Feel free to start participating in the discussion! Make comments at any time during the Reader's Den by writing one in the Post New Comment box below, clicking "Preview" and following the instructions.