The New York Times, Barnes & Noble, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and Independent Booksellers Instant Bestseller!
“Reading Trigiani’s latest is like settling in with a bag of popcorn and watching an old black-and-white movie. Befitting the style of the day, the tale—a fictionalized account of the real-life love affair between screen idols Loretta Young and Clark Gable—is full of romance, drama and snappy dialogue. It’s a thoroughly entertaining tale that brings Hollywood’s golden age alive.” –People (Book of the Week)
“Eminently readable and richly imagined, Trigiani’s latest will thrill her fans and surely collect new ones.” –Publisher’s Weekly
“A heartwarming tale of women’s lives behind the movies.” –Kirkus Reviews
“[Trigiani’s] ability to breathe life into the luminous cast of characters, which includes Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, and Carole Lombard, will captivate readers, then have them scouring Netflix for film classics of the 1930s. A tinsel-trimmed treat for movie buffs and Trigiani fans alike.”
“Trigiani, who hails from Big Stone Gap, wrote and directed the movie with the same name. Her knowledge of screenplays and movies informs this book [All the Stars in the Heavens], which is … loaded with insider knowledge of the business. But this is not just a novel about the lives of long-gone stars whose films we still watch, not in theaters, but on classic-movie channels. The questions that animate the novel are still relevant today: What is love? What is family? What is the price of keeping secrets?”
“Trigiani’s latest is a star-studded story [with] Preston Sturges-worthy dialogue. All of the movie stars in Trigiani’s novel are good people, deep down. They also do what they want. That’s what makes then irresistible, both on the screen and in this starstruck, warm-hearted book.”
“Adriana Trigiani has taken a Hollywood truth or two and expanded them to create the historical fiction romance, All the Stars in the Heavens, a story that incorporates the past, present, make-believe and stars…Stars rise and fall, but they put out tremendous light until they’re gone. Trigiani gives heart to the facts and fiction of Hollywood, and in doing so she brings life to characters we’ve only known from the motion pictures, TV screen and radio. Her book is fiction, but the story is universal.”
All The Stars in the Heavens was nominated for the 2016 Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award for Fiction Novel.
Tony Award Winner Blair Brown, narrator of All The Stars in the Heavens, was named a 2016 Audie Award Finalist for ‘Best Female Narrator.
Fresh squeezed orange juice
4 oz of champagne
1 tsp of Grand Marnier
Combine champagne and Grand Marnier; add a splash of juice and stir; serve in champagne flutes.
2 oz whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
2 dash Angostura bitters
dash of Maraschino cherry juice
Stir over ice; strain into a cocktail glass; serve straight-up and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
¼ c sugar
3 tbsp water
4 cups chilled strawberries
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 bottle prosecco
Boil the sugar and water to make a syrup. In a blender, blend strawberries and lemon juice; strain. Add the syrup to strawberry mixture. Add prosecco, stir, and divide into 6 champagne flutes.