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  • Published: 14 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405952163
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Good Left Undone

Escape to sun-drenched mid-century Europe in the poignant new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author

A captivating novel about the stories we choose hand down to our families - set against the sun-drenched backdrop of early twentieth century southern Europe

Proud matriarch Matelda Cabrelli always has something to say. But, as she faces the end of her life, she worries she's failed to tell the stories that matter. Most of all, the story of her mother Domenica's two great loves.

First, her childhood sweetheart: a boy from the same small coastal town of Viareggio. Second, a mysterious Captain: a passion forged in the midst of WW2 - the father Matelda never knew.

Now, it falls to Matelda to tell Domenica's story. And for the Cabrelli women to unpick the mysteries, infatuations and tragedies that sent Domenica away from Italy - then brought her home again. . .

  • Published: 14 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405952163
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of twenty books in fiction and non-fiction, which have been published in thirty-eight languages around the world. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the film version of her debut novel Big Stone Gap, and adapted her novel Very Valentine for television. She hosts Adriana Ink, which features the world's greatest authors in conversation. Adriana grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia, where she co-founded the Origin Project, an in-school, year-round writing program that serves more than 2,500 students grades 1-12. She lives in New York City with her family. Follow Adriana on Facebook and Instagram @AdrianaTrigiani

Praise for The Good Left Undone

A comedy writer with a heart of gold

New York Times

Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail

Washington Post

Exquisite writing and a story enriched by the power of abiding love

USA Today

Full of romance, drama and snappy dialogue


Eminently readable and richly imagined

Publisher's Weekly

Utterly addictive


Praise for Adriana Trigiani


Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down

Sarah Jessica Parker

One of my all-time favourite novels

Whoopi Goldberg

Honest, wholesome entertainment

Daily Mail

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