Tea with Trigiani!

Tickets have sold out! 

Adriana will be signing our stock of books so you can still purchase an autographed or personalized copy of Kiss Carlo. Please call the bookshop for more info. 910.692.3211

Join us for tea, teramisu and a talk with Adriana Trigiani, the beloved New York Times-bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife.

The County Bookshop welcomes Trigiani to speak about her new book, Kiss Carlo, an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty, and creativity--the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change. 

The event will take place at Thyme and Place Cafe (155 Hall Ave, Southern Pines, NC)

Tickets are $42 and include an autographed copy of the book ($30 value), a presentation by New York Times best selling author Adriani Trigiani, tea, teramisu and almond cookies. 

Tickets are available online and at The Country Bookshop. 

It's 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the post-war boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good, they're surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother Mike and their once-close families sets the stage for a re-match. 

Amidst the hoopla, the arrival of an urgent telegram from Italy upends the life of Nicky Castone (Dominic and his wife's orphaned nephew) who lives and works with his Uncle Dom and his family. Nicky decides, at 30, that he wants more--more than just a job driving Car #4 and more than his longtime fiancee Peachy DePino, a bookkeeper, can offer. When he admits to his fiancee that he's been secretly moonlighting at the local Shakespeare theater company, Nicky finds himself drawn to the stage, its colorful players and to the determined Calla Borelli, who inherited the enterprise from her father, Nicky must choose between the conventional life his family expects of him or chart a new course and risk losing everything he cherishes.

From the dreamy mountaintop village of Roseto Valfortore in Italy, to the vibrant streets of South Philly, to the close-knit enclave of Roseto, Pennsylvania, to New York City during the birth of the golden age of television, Kiss Carlo is a powerful, inter-generational story that celebrates the ties that bind, while staying true to oneself when all hope seems lost. 

Told against the backdrop of some of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, this novel brims with romance as long buried secrets are revealed, mistaken identities are unmasked, scores are settled, broken hearts are mended and true love reigns. Trigiani's consummate storytelling skill and her trademark wit, along with a dazzling cast of characters will enthrall readers. Once again, the author has returned to her own family garden to create an unforgettable feast. Kiss Carlo is a jubilee, resplendent with hope, love, and the abiding power of la famiglia.

Event date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event address: 
Thyme and Place Cafe
155 Hall Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387