Margaret Reaney Memorial Library’s In Search of Faith book club will meet Wednesday, November 19 at 10 AM. The group will discuss Adriana Trigiani’s autobiography, Don’t Sing At the Table: Life Lessons From My Grandmothers.
Publisher’s Weekly gave the book this favorable review when released in 2010.
“Fans of novelist Trigiani will be delighted with this guided tour through the author’s family history via her grandmothers, Lucia and Viola. She lovingly details the women’s lives and recounts the lessons she’s learned while offering a fascinating look at U.S. history from the perspective of her Italian-American forebears. Both Lucia and Viola worked hard from an early age, cooking and cleaning among any number of chores, and parlayed their work ethic and expertise into strong careers. Viola started out as a machine operator and, later, co-owned a mill with her husband, while Lucia worked in a factory and then became a seamstress and storefront couturier. Her grandmothers also took pride in passing along wisdom to others; throughout her life, Trigiani benefited from their guidance regarding everything from marriage to money, creativity to religion. Trigiani combines family and American history, reflections on lives well-lived, and sound advice to excellent effect, as a legacy to her daughter and a remembrance of two inimitable women.”
Anyone wishing to join the discussion is invited to contact library director Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822 to reserve a copy of the book. A complete list of upcoming discussion titles may be found at www.margaretreaneylibrary.blogspot.com