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All the Stars in the Heavens
All the Stars in the Heavens | Adriana Trigiani
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Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, Carole Lombard lead a magnificent cast of characters, real and imagined, in Adriana Trigiani's new novel set in the rich landscape of 1930s' Los Angeles. In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Trigiani takes us back to the golden age of movie-making and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame, success - and love. With meticulous, beautiful detail, she paints a rich landscape, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.
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squirrelbrain
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#luckystar
#MOvember

Another one sitting on the TBR shelf....

Cinfhen People love this author ✨🌟 1d
Cinfhen Would work for #Booked2020 #Hollywood ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 1d
squirrelbrain Ooh yes it would, wouldn‘t it @Cinfhen ?! I wasn‘t entirely enamoured with my first choice for that prompt so yay! 1d
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Reviewsbylola I really wanted to love this one. It fell a bit short for me. 1d
squirrelbrain Oh no that‘s a shame @Reviewsbylola - maybe I‘ll stick with my original choice.... 🤷‍♀️ 1d
Reviewsbylola It may just be me! I think it‘s difficult with novels based on real people, it‘s a massive undertaking! 1d
Reviewsbylola And I‘m a sucker for Clark Gable to my expectations were very high. 1d
squirrelbrain I‘m ashamed to say I know nothing of his real life story @Reviewsbylola , so I may not have such high expectations! 😁 1d
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FlyOverFarm4
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Pickpick

Couldn‘t put it down! Made me do a little online search to learn more about these characters.

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Clwojick
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Another great audiobook. 💗 I found it to be enjoyable, though slower to get into that my normal audiobooks. Not sure how far I would‘ve gotten with in in print though, as I feel I would‘ve lost attention in the slower sections. Still recommend though.

This was the last audiobook I was listening to during #BFCR1, and the first book I‘ve finished for #BFCR2

#FitWizards #BookFitnessChallenge

Scochrane26 Have you read her other books? I started w/ the big stone gap series & have read the valentine ones. I haven‘t read the tagged one. 5mo
Clwojick I just read the first two valentine ones during the first round of #BookFitnessChallenge and I really enjoyed them @Scochrane26 (edited) 5mo
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Clwojick
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Enjoyed some more of the tagged audiobook on my walk home from work. I have less than an hour left of listening, but we‘re off to a housewarming party for the evening, so I don‘t think I‘ll be finishing it today. 😫 #audiowalk

Velvetfur Such a gorgeous photo! 💚 5mo
BooknerdsLife This is beautiful 😍 5mo
Bibliomaniareads Nice view! 😍 5mo
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Clwojick
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I am really enjoying this audiobook so far ♥️ The headphones are going back in while I study. 🎧🙌🏻

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Clwojick
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Enjoying the sun and this audiobook while I study on the balcony with the boys. 💖#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

Libby1 😻 5mo
Leftcoastzen 😻👏 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
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Clwojick
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Time for my “morning” walk... it‘s actually 1pm, but I slept in EXTRA late this morning 😂

It‘s another gorgeous day, and I‘m loving the tagged audiobook so far. ♥️💫

#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Beautiful view! Enjoy your walk. 5mo
TheSpineView I would love to be sitting on that bench right now! 5mo
Caterina Enjoy!! 💕 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Enjoy your walk!! 5mo
BookwormAHN Lovely place to walk 🍀 5mo
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litenthusiast
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#MusicalNewYear #BoulevardofBrokenDreams This is my favorite book by Adriana Trigiani. I love her description about 1930s Hollywood and how she tells the story of Loretta Young. @Cinfhen @vivastory

Cinfhen I‘ve been curious about this title!! Thanks for sharing 10mo
vivastory This sounds wonderful 10mo
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smilingshelves
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 11mo
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Jeanne_S
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Bailedbailed

Book club pick.

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Aims42
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A great read, this was my second Adriana Trigiani book and definitely not my last. She has such a gift for creating characters and telling a story that keeps you intrigued. 👍🏻

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Aims42
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This is why Adriana Trigiani‘s books should come with a warning to not read until after you‘ve eaten 🤤

Crazeedi Love this author! ❤️ 14mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi me too, she has a gift, no question 14mo
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Aims42
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Psyched for the #charlotteroval race today! Closest Bojangles is hours away, so I‘ll just drink my Cheerwine 💗 Started a new book last night by my newest ‘must buy author‘, Adriana Trigiani. Hoping to read a bit today, but with the race on, I doubt I‘ll pick it up LOL

Lovesbooks87 I am watching it too! Very interested on how it is going to go! 14mo
Aims42 @Lovesbooks87 YAY!! I‘m glad there‘s another NASCAR fan on Litsy!! I‘ve been watching some of the practices this week.... it‘s gonna be a FUN race no matter what 14mo
Lovesbooks87 @Aims42 I have watched it as long as I can remember. It is what my dad and I do on Sundays is watch the race. Our other family members don't see why we love it so much. Yea it does look like it is going to be a lot of fun to watch! 14mo
Aims42 @Lovesbooks87 I married into watching the races; my husband has been a fan since he was a teenager, and he got me sucked in LOL 14mo
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vkois88 I love Adriana Trigiani but I don't think I've seen this one 1y
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JennyM
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Day 9 #readingresolutions

For a #wishfulWednesday you need all the stars in heaven to wish upon 😉

When times call for easy, uncomplicated, sumptuous reads, Adrianna Trigiani is my guilty pleasure, and this book is just that. Set in glamorous 1930s Hollywood, it tells of the lives and loves of Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, and Carole Lombard, to name but a few.

A great palate cleaner. Happy Wednesday, friends.

BlameJennyJane I wondered about this one. She is one of few authors I‘ve actually met in person, shaken hands with and I adore her... but her books often do feel like guilty pleasures so I space them out. May have to pick this up! 2y
JennyM @BlameJennyJane how awesome. Glad she was lovely. I do the same with her books & space them out. But they are like welcome little bits of fluff when you just need to know things will all be ok in the end 😊 2y
BlameJennyJane Love that... welcome little bits of fluff. Perfect phrased. 💗 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Heads up! My favorite read from 2016 is on sale right now on kindle for $1.99. Anyone interested in Old Hollywood would find something to like. The author did her research, and it shows! This tells the (historical fiction) story of Loretta Young and Clark Gable, when they starred together in 1935's The Call of the Wild, fell in love, and Loretta became pregnant with Clark's baby. Very taboo back then, especially since he was already married.

JenlovesJT47 Highly recommended to fans of historical fiction and Old Hollywood, this is a book to take your time reading and to savor. #oldhollywood #kindle #sale #clarkgable #lorettayoung #historicalfiction 🤓 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TricksyTails I think I told you about this one before, I would highly recommend it as a fan of Old Hollywood! 2y
actualdisneyprincess I have this somewhere in my labyrinth of books in my room!!! I‘m glad to hear it‘ll be worth it when I finally get to it! 😂 2y
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JenlovesJT47 @actualdisneyprincess lol I know how it is, I have mountains of books stacked in my room! 🙊I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it! 🤗❤️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 @MinDea have you read this one? 2y
MinDea No I haven't! I will look this up! Thanks for thinking of me! 2y
TricksyTails 😍😍😍 Just got done drooling over Clark! Thank you for the recommendation! 2y
Kendra.Diane Thank you!! I just bought this. I read Seven Husbands of Evelyn and got on an old Hollywood kick! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Kendra.Diane I'm reading the Seven Husbands book and I really like it! I'm a huge fan of Old Hollywood so I love anything in that setting. Hope you enjoy this one! 2y
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ReadingManda
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Perfect Saturday night!

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DogEaredBooks
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I found this TBR at my library book sale! Who would give this away?? And the library only wanted a quarter!

Megabooks Nice! 2y
DivineDiana Great find! 2y
DogEaredBooks @DivineDiana it's like treasure hunting (but better) 💰🏺🔱 < 📚📚 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 3 #JubilantJuly #starsandstripes ⭐️The only book with stars in the title that I have in my stacks with my striped books. It's a great story of old Hollywood with imagined characters mixed in with real classic screen stars.⭐️Forgive the recycled striped books pic from a prompt a few weeks ago. I gave All the Stars in the Heavens to my sister to read & since I don't have it (& I'm lazy😆) I didn't want to re-pull all the books! #lazywins 🤣👍📚

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A fictionalized account of the relationship between Clark Gable and Loretta Young, and a picture of #Hollywood in the 1930s. #maybookflowers
@RealLifeReading

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AmyAgentBor
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A little slow in places. The story of the lives of golden age actress Loretta Young and the heart throb Clark Gable. Loved the descriptions of 1930s Hollywood

Christy2318 I really loved the first part of the book before Loretta and Clark made the movie. After the movie, it was like a totally different book. All telling, no showing. 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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This might be the only book I have with cool #endpapers, but they're pretty awesome! #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

Suzze Nice! 3y
KVanRead Which movie is that? It looks like Gable and Colbert? 3y
OriginalCyn620 @KVanRead The movie is The Call of the Wild. It's Gable and Loretta Young. I haven't read the book yet, but it's set around that movie and their affair. 3y
Christy2318 I loved the first half of the book but the 2nd half was blah. It was like she lost interest in the story after the affair. 3y
KVanRead @CynthiaFBuck oh, cool. Sounds really good! 3y
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BeckaroniAndCheese
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This audiobook was a nice change of pace for me. Kind of a quiet and subdued story of Old Hollywood, love, unrequited love, glamour, and lies meant to protect. Plus, the narrator did a great job differentiating the characters with voices and accents. #thumbsup 👍🏻

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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Got in a couple of hours of audio on my commute before I head into a day of meetings. I'd rather be participating in a readthon with you all but I'll catch you all this evening! #readathon #workcommute #SoCal #itshotagain #whereisfall

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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I started his on audio last Friday and I can't wait to pick it up again on a long drive tomorrow.

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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Started this audio yesterday and I'm enjoying it so far. I'm bummed that my car is in an airport garage for the weekend and I can't listen again until I get home. ✈️

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Reviewsbylola
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I am a huge fan of Clark Gable's only because of Gone with the Wind. Truthfully I knew little about his love affair with Loretta Young or that she bore his daughter secretly. This book begins with the filming of The Call of the Wild, where they supposedly fell in love, and spanned all the way to Youbg's death in 2000. I enjoyed the story but I thought Trigiani meandered way too much and could have written tighter, more focused story.

Kmmsellers I never knew any of this. I like Clark Gable because of GWTW too. 3y
Reviewsbylola This book definitely made me view him in a different light. @Kmmsellers 3y
RebeccasReading Wow! I had no idea that this was true... I did hear about this in a tabloid awhile ago, although they made it sound like he raped her. :( I like the idea that they were lovers better at least. 3y
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Reviewsbylola The book definitely portrays it as a consensual relationship, although Young's family came out last year and said that Gable actually raped her on the train ride home from the shoot. @Writergal 3y
asiriusreader @Reviewsbylola couldn't agree more about the meandering! I wanted to like it so much more than I did...just couldn't get past the writing. 3y
Reviewsbylola I wish she had either decided to stick with her wider scope of Young's life, in which case she should have made it an 800 page book and really gone for it. Unfortunately, I felt that the way she executed it really lost me as a reader because there was no continuity. I hated the way she jumped around, especially towards the end. I was so close to giving it a so-so review but decided to be generous. @asiriusreader 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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I really loved this book. As someone very familiar with the story of Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and their daughter Judy who was conceived out of wedlock during the filming of The Call of the Wild, I loved this historical fiction account filling in the details of their relationship. The book was long, but richly told. The author did her research as well, and I only found two timeline errors towards the end of the book. Highly recommended! 5⭐️

JenlovesJT47 @BookBabe I loved it! 3y
Reviewsbylola Starting this now. 😍 3y
JenlovesJT47 Yay! @Reviewsbylola hope you like it! 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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Yes 😒

Pinkmeghan I love this quote! 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Pinkmeghan me too! And it's soooo true 🙄 3y
Pinkmeghan @JenlovesJT47 my sister in law and I talk about this all. The. Time! 3y
JenlovesJT47 Mmhmm!!! I know this all too well unfortunately 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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I'm really loving this book so far. Taking my sweet time and savoring it. I wish I could go back in time! 💚💋🌷❤️💋💐💜

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JenlovesJT47
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I lol'd at that! 😂 Couldn't agree more. I could eat pasta for every meal, too. 😋 #oliveoilforthewin

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JenlovesJT47
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Our worth shouldn't lie in our significant other, but at the same time I know exactly what she means. 🤔💔

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JenlovesJT47
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Yes, I'm with you sir! Life is too short for missed opportunities. #hopelessromantic

MrBook Nice passage! Got this for @BookBabe and it watches her from the nightstand waiting to be read, lol. 3y
BookBabe 😁👌🏻 3y
JenlovesJT47 I will report back once I'm finished! @BookBabe 3y
BookBabe Yes, please do! 😊👍🏻 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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Yep 💔

BookBabe 🙊 👌🏻 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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I am so ridiculously excited to read this! Love Clark Gable and Loretta Young. I admit I squee'd a little when I opened the cover and saw this. Thanks to a fellow Litsy reader for putting this on my radar! ❤️

Reviewsbylola Damn now I'm upset I don't have the hardcover! 3y
JenlovesJT47 Isn't it pretty? @Reviewsbylola 3y
Reviewsbylola Yes, I love it! 3y
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BIG fan of Adri and glad to finally have her latest in paperback. A bit of a departure heading over to Hollywood but she delivers with a glamorous cast of characters, glittering 1930s landscape, and sweeping love story.

PatriciaU Will have to try this one. Haven't read much of her work since her first two books. 3y
Reviewsbylola I definitely hope to get my hands on a copy of this soon. 3y
Traej73 Love her books! 3y
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bermudaonion Love her and this book!! 3y
Jlee745 I finished Valentine last night on my way to Panama CityBeach. I now have read five of her books and have loved them all. Adding this one to my list. 3y
OriginalCyn620 This is in my TBR pile. Can't wait to read it! 3y
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ReadingMeagan
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I wasn't in love with the Shoemaker's Wife, here's hoping that I will like this one a little more!

MrBook And that's a lot of stars. 3y
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