Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo

Large Print - 2017
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It's 1949 in south Philadelphia. Diligent, hard-working, and proud, the Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons. Now that World War II is over, their sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company, to rejoin their world as it was before they left. But their future and fortunes are forever changed by a telegram, and the nephew who delivers it.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
Description: 761 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062644282
Branch Call Number: LP Trig
Additional Contributors: Trigiani, Adriana. Kiss Carlo


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DBRL_ANNEG Feb 23, 2019

Enjoyable saga of an Italian family in post-WWII Philadelphia. Author Adriana Trigiani creates delightful and interesting characters and they alone drew me into the story. I cared about the family and their neighbors and friends and enjoyed my time with them. I laughed a bit and cried a bit, which is generally the sign of a good book for me. I did find the way the story was woven together to be a bit bumpy at times, which took away from the flow of the story overall. The book covers several years and the transition of the years felt like they were handled somewhat abruptly at times. Plus, it ran a tad long for my tastes. But, all in all, I think Trigiani does a great job with creating intriguing characters and so I would definitely give her another try.

Aug 05, 2018

KISS CARLO contains many of the charming ingredients fans of author Adriana Trigiani (like me) have come to expect: big colorful Italian families, Italian traditions, romance, humor, and breezy, engaging writing. On the other hand, KISS CARLO suffers from too many pages, too many characters, and too many subplots with little to no tension. This book could’ve used some serious editing so KISS CARLO gets mixed reactions from me.

Nov 07, 2017

I didn't love it as much as The Shoemaker's Wife but a good read.

debwalker Jul 13, 2017

Pennie's Pick for July 2017!
"The sweeping multigenerational story effortlessly transports readers from Italy to the streets of South Philly to New York City, while the characters explore the ties that bind, tradition, wanting more from life, Shakespeare and much more. As they examine what they want for themselves, they also celebrate love, hope and family. Best of all? Trigiani tells this story with her trademark wit and joie de vivre."

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