If you didn't have a chance to tune into tonight's show with Adriana Trigiani, you can listen in now! It was such a fun conversation with her and her fans, about Valentine Roncalli and how she feels writing continuing characters and different series. Adriana also recommended many of her favorite books and writers and some books that are coming out this summer.
She loves reading nonfiction and recommended the following (links, where available are all to Rainy Day Books in honor of my upcoming trip to Kansas City):
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin and the Race of a Lifetime
A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir by Norris Church Mailer
Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp
The Hollywood biographies by Charlotte Chandler (which means there is a biography of Katharine Hepburn I haven't yet read - Rainy Day, I'm coming for this one!)
Composed by Roseanne Cash - coming August 10, 2010
Some of Adriana's favorite novels, old and new:
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers (I'm definitely recommending this one to my book group)
A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka
One Flight Up by Susan Fales-Hill - coming July 27, 2010
One reader wrote in asking if Adriana had read Penny Vincenzi and indeed she has and she loves her, so here's a link to her books as well!
Listen in to the show now!