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‘This book will give even the greyest of Mondays a sheen of glamour’ Heat


Los Angeles, 1935. Loretta Young meets Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly.

Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent. Becoming Loretta's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, Alda and Loretta forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty. But it will be put to the test when they face the greatest obstacle of their lives.

As thrilling and beguiling as Hollywood itself, All the Stars in the Heavens brings together a magnificent cast of characters, real and imagined, in the rich landscape of Hollywood’s Golden Age, where artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.
‘Impossible to put down’ OK!
‘The characters are glamorous yet believable and the plot rattles along at a satisfying pace. Suffice to say, your reviewer sat up until the early hours of the morning to finish it because she couldn't put it down!’ My Weekly
‘Trigiani re-creates the golden age of Hollywood with the same rich, sumptuous detail that distinguished The Shoemaker's Wife. Her ability to breathe life into the luminous cast of characters will captivate readers, then have them scouring Netflix for film classics of the 1930s. A tinsel-trimmed treat’ Library Journal
‘Trigiani spins a tale of star-crossed lovers... A heartwarming tale of women's lives behind the movies’ Kirkus Reviews
‘A thoroughly entertaining tale that brings Hollywood's golden age alive’ People

©Tim Stevenson 2008

Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In addition to being the author of Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon and Lucia, Lucia, Adriana is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Lucia, Lucia was nominated for Richard and Judy's 'Best Read', 2004. She has written the screen adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap, which she will also direct.

Praise for Adriana Trigiani

‘A gorgeous piece of escapism’ The Times

'One of the reigning queens of women's fiction' USA Today

'A comedy writer with a heart of gold' New York Times

'Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail' Washington Post

'Exquisite writing and a story enriched by the power of abiding love' USA Today

'Full of romance, drama and snappy dialogue' People

'Eminently readable and richly imagined' Publisher's Weekly

'Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller' Boston Globe

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