All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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The New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet--a spellbinding tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure.

The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old 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.

Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young'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 encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they face the greatest obstacle of their lives.

Trigiani paints the glorious historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen. Trigiani's masterful storytelling takes us on a worldwide ride of adventure, from Hollywood to Italy, in a mesmerizing epic that is at its heart a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional--including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel, and others--All the Stars in the Heavens is the unforgettable tale of one of cinema's greatest love affairs during the heyday of American moviemaking.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
ISBN: 9780062419903
Characteristics: audio file
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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TheresaAJ
Dec 14, 2015

Trigiani transports the reader to 1930s Hollywood where a young Loretta Young falls in love with Clark Gable on an isolated movie set filming The Call of the Wild on Mount Baker. A secret baby, Judy, is born from this romance which could abruptly end Loretta's career if the little girl is publicly acknowledged. The author shares Loretta's story from her first movie in 1917 to her death in 1987. Along the way, the reader witnesses an ever-changing Hollywood from the silent movie era to television to VHS.

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