New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, beloved by
millions of readers around the world for her humor, warmth, and captivating
storytelling in the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, takes on love, lust, tricky family dynamics, and home
decorating in Rococo, the uproarious
tale of a small Italian American town poised for a makeover it never expected.
di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New
Jersey. To date, Bartolomeo has hand-selected every chandelier, sconce, and ottoman
in OLOF, so when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes
there is only one man for the job.
the dazzling shores of New Jersey to the legendary fabric houses of New York
City, from the prickly purveyors of fine art in London to luscious Santa
Margherita on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, Bartolomeo is on a mission to
bring talent, sophistication, and his aesthetic vision to his hometown.
glittering mosaic of small-town characters sparkles: Bartolomeo’s hilarious
sister, Toot, is in desperate need of a post-divorce transformation—thirteen
years after the fact; “The Benefactor,” Aurelia Mandelbaum, the richest woman
in New Jersey, has a lust for French interiors and a long-held hope that
Bartolomeo will marry her myopic daughter, Capri; Father Porporino, the pastor
with a secret, does his best to keep a lid on a simmering scandal; and Eydie
Von Gunne, the chic international designer, steps in and changes the course of
Bartolomeo’s creative life, while his confidante, cousin Christina Menecola,
awaits rescue from an inconsolable grief.
of Paris, polished marble, and unbridled testosterone arrive in buckets when
Bartolomeo recruits Rufus McSherry, a strapping, handsome artist, and Pedro
Allercon, a stained-glass artisan, to work with him on the church’s interior.
Together, the three of them will do more than blow the dust off the old Fatima
frescoes—they will turn the town upside down, challenge the faithful, and
restore hope where there once was none.
funny and as fanciful as flocked wallpaper, filled with glamorous locales from
New Jersey to Europe, from Sunday Mass to the American Society of Interior
Designers soirée at the Plaza Hotel, Rococo is Trigiani’s masterpiece, a classic comedy with a heart of gold
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