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March 2017 book selection

Posts About All The Stars In The Heavens 

February 22, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

there is more to the Hollywood story of All The Stars In The Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani than you may think.  Trigiani’s book is our March selection for CapRadio Reads.  One of the main characters in this glamorous story is a very unglamorous Sister Alda Ducci.  Sister Ducci is forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey as a secretary to young Miss Loretta Young.  The innocent Miss Ducci soon becomes much more to young Loretta, and at times it is difficult to tell which woman is more devout.  Over the years, through her own triumphs and tragedies, Alda is a true and lifelong friend to Young, and her entire family.  Trigiani has always had a wonderful way with characterization.  When you finish one of her books, you really miss the people who have populated the pages.  Please join us for a discussion of this book on Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  We’ll have a little bit of Hollywood, right here in Sacramento.

February 15, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

Is there one of us who hasn’t seen a Clark Gable movie? I am old enough to remember Loretta Young on television too. Lots has been written about both these stars, but I don’t think the story of their love/hate relationship has been widely covered.  In our March selection , All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, we find out a lot of the details of their lives, we may not have known. Loretta Young’s strength came from her mother, also an amazingly independent woman for her time. Young’s early life in Hollywood was engineered by her mother, but Loretta herself was responsible for much of her family’s wealth. Her moral compass came from within.  Gable, of course, is another story.  You’ll really enjoy the scope of this story. Come join us for the discussion.  Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  Get your reservations now.

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