Kiss Carlo

Kiss Carlo

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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Now that World War II is over, the Palazzinis' sons have rejoined the world as they left it. But their future and fortunes are forever changed by a telegram, and the nephew who delivers it.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperLuxe,, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780062644282
0062644289
Characteristics: 761 pages :,illustrations

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DBRL_ANNEG Feb 23, 2019

Enjoyable saga of an Italian family in post-WWII Philadelphia. Author Adriana Trigiani creates delightful and interesting characters and they alone drew me into the story. I cared about the family and their neighbors and friends and enjoyed my time with them. I laughed a bit and cried a bit, which is generally the sign of a good book for me. I did find the way the story was woven together to be a bit bumpy at times, which took away from the flow of the story overall. The book covers several years and the transition of the years felt like they were handled somewhat abruptly at times. Plus, it ran a tad long for my tastes. But, all in all, I think Trigiani does a great job with creating intriguing characters and so I would definitely give her another try.

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cknightkc
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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Einer2
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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