A new novel by Trigiani is always guaranteed to be fun. Her last historical standalone, The Shoemaker’s Wife, really brought her readership to new levels. Add the sizzle of old Hollywood glamour–it’s based on the actual affair between Loretta Young and Clark Gable—and I think we’re looking at another huge hit for this author the Washington Post calls “a master of palpable and visual detail.”
Publicity launches with People, The View and the Today Show.
Trigiani’s newest fictionalizes Loretta Young’s life, both through her eyes and those of an invented personal secretary, whose closeness with the actress ties the narrative threads together. The author’s impeccable research and lush writing style recreates a plausible day-to-day look into the actress’s life as a staunch Catholic living and working in Hollywood…The focus is on Young’s close relationship with her mother and sisters, her affair with Spencer Tracy, her close friendship with David Niven, and most of all, her rumored romance with the married Clark Gable…as well as the extraordinary measures she went through to hide the subsequent pregnancy at a time when adultery and a child out of wedlock destroyed careers. Trigiani mines her own Italian roots with the character Alda Ducci, a young woman with her own secrets, who, as Loretta’s secretary and friend, navigates the trials of love and fame with her. Eminently readable and richly imagined, Trigiani’s latest will thrill her fans and surely collect new ones.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A heartwarming tale of women’s lives behind the movies.”
— Kirkus Reviews
All the Stars in the Heavens (9780062319197) by Adriana Trigiani. $26.99 hardcover. 10/13/15 one day laydown.