Appearing at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church | 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
In conversation with Robin Kall.
About the author
Adriana Trigiani is The New York Times bestselling author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the instant New York Times bestseller The Good Left Undone. Her books have been published in thirty-eight languages around the world. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. Among her screen credits, Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture adaptation of her debut novel, Big Stone Gap. She wrote the teleplay of Very Valentine for Lifetime TV and directed Then Came You (2020) on location and in Scotland for Vertical Entertainment. Trigiani grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she co-founded the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves over 2,500 students in the state of Virginia. Trigiani is proud to serve on the New York State Council on the Arts and currently lives in New York City with her family.
MFOB featured book: The Good Left Undone
Matelda, the Cabrelli family’s matriarch, has always been brusque and opinionated. Now, as she faces the end of her life, she is determined to share a long-held secret with her family about her own mother’s great love story: with her childhood friend, Silvio, and with dashing Scottish sea captain John Lawrie McVicars, the father Matelda never knew …
In the halcyon past, Domenica Cabrelli thrives in the coastal town of Viareggio until her beloved home becomes unsafe when Italy teeters on the brink of World War II. Her journey takes her from the rocky shores of Marseille to the mystical beauty of Scotland to the dangers of wartime Liverpool—where Italian Scots are imprisoned without cause. As Domenica experiences love, loss, and grief, she longs for home. A hundred years later, her daughter, Matelda, and her granddaughter, Anina, face the same big questions about life and their family’s legacy. But Matelda is running out of time, and the two timelines of The Good Left Undone intersect and weave together in unexpected and heartbreaking ways, as the family is led to shocking revelations and, ultimately, redemption.