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All the Stars in the Heavens - A Novel

Adriana Trigiani

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Blair Brown

Length:

14h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:04:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:00:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

54:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

51:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:14:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:07:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

56:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

49:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:10:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

54:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:44