Simple virtues like common sense, hard work, the ability to bear misfortune and belief in the strength of family are some of what this book is about. I would recommend it to those who yearn to incorporate these values in their lives, or who would simply like to be reassured that the traditional values still hold true in these times. I would also encourage you to read it if you have had a special relationship with your grandmother, because you will feel a sense of knowing in some of the rememberences. The author’s truly loving relationship with her two nonnas is evident in her writing, and the “delish” recipes of these resourceful women (featured at the end of the book) are quite good too!
Purely coincidentally, this book has a small connection to my previous pick, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, for the reason that Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and is the author of the best-selling Big Stone Gap novels.
Title: The Wisdom of My Grandmothers: Lessons to Live By, from One Generation of Remarkable Women to the Next
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Suneeta, Highland Park Library