Adriana Trigiani has written 15 books, including two books for young adults. She collaborated with her three sisters and mother on the cookbook "Cooking With My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes, from Bari to Big Stone Gap." She is perhaps best known for her "Big Stone Gap" series.
Adriana's "Big Stone Gap" series, which she bases on her childhood hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va., includes "Big Stone Gap," "Big Cherry Holler," "Milk Glass Moon" and "Home to Big Stone Gap." A film based on the first novel came out in November 2014.
Her "Valentine" series, which People magazine described as "'Sex and the City' meets 'Moonstruck,'" includes "Very Valentine," "Brava, Valentine" and "The Supreme Macaroni Company." Her "Viola" young-adult series of books includes "Viola in the Spotlight" and "Viola in Reel Life."
Her four stand-alone novels include "Lucia, Lucia," "The Queen of the Big Time," "Rococo" and "The Shoemaker's Wife," a novel set in the years leading up to World War I. Along with the cookbook and memoir she wrote with her sisters, Adriana wrote a second memoir, "Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from my Grandmothers," which includes the advice her grandmothers gave her for living her best life.
As of 2015, Adriana has a novel scheduled to come out, is writing a new play for the Cherry Lane Theater and is collaborating on a musical.