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Tony's Wife

A Novel

By Adriana Trigiani
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini / 12 hours 38 minutes
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Tony's Wife

“Saverio and Chi Chi met just before WWII, him on tour as a singer in a band and her working a blue collar job and dreaming of a life on the road. One song performed by the two of them, and the rest is history. Trigiani has written a beautiful piece that compels you to fall in love two imperfect characters as they strive toward their idea of living the American dream.”

An Unlikely Story image Colleen Regan, An Unlikely Story

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.

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Author
Narrator Edoardo Ballerini
ISBN 9780062866646
Length 12 hours 38 minutes
Language English
Publisher HarperAudio
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #549 Overall
Genre Rank #46 in Historical Fiction
 

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