Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Its 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the post-war boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good. The arrival of an urgent telegram from Italy upends the life of Nicky Castone (Dominic and his wifes orphaned nephew) who lives and works with his Uncle Dom and his family. Nicky decides, at 30, that he wants more than just a job driving Car #4 and more than his longtime fianće Peachy DePino, a bookkeeper, can offer. When he admits to his fianće that he's been secretly moonlighting at the local Shakespeare theater company, Nicky finds himself drawn to the stage, its colorful players and to the determined Calla Borelli, who inherited the enterprise from her father. Nicky must choose between the conventional life his family expects of him or chart a new course and risk losing everything he cherishes.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062644282
0062644289
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Fiction Tri
Characteristics: 761 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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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.

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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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