The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
A Novel (Valentine Trilogy)

71%

15 Critic Reviews

While the narration is exposition-heavy, readers unfamiliar with the first two Valentine books may have trouble fitting the pieces together. Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York's Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani's many fans will adore.

 

About Adriana Trigiani

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Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in the 1970s. She has honed her storytelling abilities over a decade of writing and producing some of television's top-rated shows, including the groundbreaking Cosby Show. Trigiani is also an award-winning playwright and documentary filmmaker. She lives in New York City with her husband.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published November 26, 2013 by Harper. 435 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Supreme Macaroni Company
All: 15 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Above average
on Aug 31 2013

While the narration is exposition-heavy, readers unfamiliar with the first two Valentine books may have trouble fitting the pieces together. Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Sep 09 2013

Trigiani’s ability to bring the large, warm, enveloping—if somewhat dysfunctional—family to life will keep any reader engrossed and entertained.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jaime Geraldi on Nov 01 2013

It boasts captivating characters, a couple of jaw-dropping plot twists and a romance as rich as a full-bodied merlot. Valentine is a very strong-willed and admirably determined heroine who is the epitome of the perfect role model for women. This is without a doubt Trigiani’s best work to date. Brava!

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Times Dispatch

Below average
on Nov 10 2013

Perhaps Trigiani intends Valentine to be a role model for how not to behave in a marriage. She is self-centered, slow to trust, quick to judge, quicker to blame, quickest to make excuses for her own bad behavior. What a tragedy.

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Booking Mama

Good
Reviewed by Julie P on Nov 26 2013

I sincerely hope this isn't the last time I will read about Valentine, but if it is, THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY is a fitting farewell. Highly recommended.

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That's What She Read

Below average
Reviewed by Michelle on Nov 13 2013

The Supreme Macaroni Company is bad. Valentine is pathetic in this third novel. The much-anticipated wedding is rushed in an effort to get the stresses of their new marriage, but therein lies much of the problem.

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Lesa's Book Critiques

Good
Reviewed by Lesa on Nov 29 2013

Sometimes...life has a way of surprising even the strongest woman, but Valentine, with the help of her family, finds a way to move on. The Supreme Macaroni Company is this year's gift from an author who understands that life isn't always happy endings.

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Always With A Book

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Nov 21 2013

My only complaint is that this is the last time we get to visit with Valentine, unless we reread the books, which now that all three books are out, I might just do so I can read them all consecutively...What do you think Adriana, if enough fans begged for more Valentine, would you give us more?

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Leeswammes' Blog

Above average
Reviewed by Leeswammes on Nov 20 2013

I found the story very slow-going – in fact, not a great deal was happening, except for talking things through. It was not an unpleasant read, but neither was it very interesting. I still think this book is a must for Trigani fans!

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Peeking Between the Pages

Good
on Nov 19 2013

The Supreme Macaroni Company was a true winner for me as the whole trilogy was. I loved each book and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to those who love family sagas and women’s fiction.

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Broken Teepee

Above average
Reviewed by Patty Woodland on Nov 25 2013

She waffles and moans and seems to get married because she is getting older and it's expected of her. The man she is marrying does everything for her and she is for the most part very unappreciative.

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West Metro Mommy

Good
Reviewed by Melinda Ott on Nov 01 2013

Despite not reading the first two books, I enjoyed this one--enough that I immediately ordered copies of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine.

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Crazy for Books

Good
on Nov 28 2013

If The Supreme Macaroni Company is your first novel by Trigiani, it is unlikely to be the last. Highly recommended for all readers interested in light hearted comedy.

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bookchickdi

Excellent
Reviewed by Diane on Nov 26 2013

These novels are a treat for all of your senses. You can see the beautiful shoes she designs in your mind's eye, and smell the delicious food being prepared for Christmas Eve.

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Book It.

Below average
on Oct 24 2013

It felt like Gianluca gave and gave, and she simply got what she wanted. It didn’t feel like a partnership. I recommend checking out her other novels – this was not my favorite.

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