THE QUEEN OF THE BIG TIME
Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama of small-town life with Queens of the Big Time. This heartfelt story of the limits and power of love chronicles the remarkable lives of the Castellucas, an Italian-American family, over the course of three generations. In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village in the Bari region of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, made a mass migration to the promised land of America. They settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, and re-created their former lives in their new homedown to the very last detail of who lived next door to whom. The villages annual celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmelor the Big Time, as the occasion is called by the young women who compete to be the pageants Queenis the centerpiece of Rosetos colorful old-world tradition.