Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- The Supreme Macaroni Company


Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to the website for Diane's image and share the first paragraph of the book you are reading.

Who doesn't love Adriana Trigiani? Well, I do and I was excited to see a new novel by her at the library. So I'm starting The Supreme Macaroni Company. This book deals with characters that Trigiani has written about before -- Valentina who runs a shoe company in Greenwich Village and gets its leather from a manufacturer in Italy. After marrying an Italian tanner, Valentina must adjust to life with a family and continue to run her struggling business. Here's the intro:
The Hudson River lay flat and black like a lost evening glove. The clouds parted overhead as the distant moon threw a single, bright beam over lower Manhattan as though it were looking for its other half.
Also this week is Tuesday Teasers by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. Be careful not to include spoilers. Share the author and the title too.
Here's a teaser from page 20:
All my emotional trigger points jammed, and my gut spasmed. All I could think was that the happiest moment of my life was being ruined by these nut jobs. So instead of behaving with maturity, I sank to their level, buckled under the pressure like a hormone-enraged tween, and shouted at them in my highest soprano. "What the hell is going on here? What's wrong with you people? You're ruining Christmas?" 
 Sounds like a family that speaks their feelings. I'm looking forward to this book.

10 comments:

kelley jensen said...

very pretty opening paragraph. I'd keep reading. thanks so much for stopping by. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Valentina Cano said...

My mom loves this author. I'll have to get her this book :)

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/04/teaser-tuesdays_15.html

Alice Audrey said...

The teaser puts a different spin on the opening paragraph. I like.

JoAnn said...

Great intro. It's been too long since I last read Adriana Trigiani!

PD Workman said...

Interesting.

Mine is from "Andy Smithson", a juvenile/ya novel: http://pdworkman.com/update-and-teaser-from-andy-smithson-blast-of-the-dragons-fury-teasertuesday/

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I so loved this book...thanks for reminding me of the glorious settings and the wonderful characters. And thanks for visiting my blog.

Peggy Farooqi said...

Definitely sounds like a fun read and I would read on.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a fun read. Haven't read this author in a while --enjoy

Margot said...

That is a nice introductory paragraph. I read this book last year without reading the previous two (it's a trilogy), and that was -for me- a mistake. I didn't love it the way I think I would have if I'd read them in order. I hope you've read the two previous novels and enjoy this one too.

Mystica said...

Settings sounds wonderful

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