Sister Ann Fanella, SNDdeN enjoys novels by Adriana Trigiani. The books are replete with Italian culture. Sister Ann's favorite is "The Shoemaker's Wife." The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. They are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, and so, the story unfolds.
A chance conversation about Adriana Trigiani's books with a woman in Chicago led to learning that this woman knew Adriana personally. Not too long after this conversation, Sister Ann received a box of books, all signed by Adriana Trigiani.
Sister Rose Marie Deibel, SNDdeN was surprised with a page-turning novel, "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger. Constant action centers around four distinctly different orphans, one of whom is a bight eight-year-old girl. All four hope to escape the ruthless cruelty of a Native American orphanage Head Mistress. They meet endless adventures on and off water ways from Northern Minnesota to St. Louis, with its triumphal Arch. Sister Rose Marie would recommend this book to any age reader.
Sister Rita Sturwold, SNDdeN