Friends of the Knox County Public Library and Union Ave Books return to joint in-person author events with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani

Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani will appear at the East Tennessee History Center on Friday, May 6, at 7 pm to discuss her latest book, The Good Left Undone. The free event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Knox County Public Library and Union Avenue Books.

With The Good Left Undone, Trigiani returns to her Italian roots in what she calls the most passionate storytelling of her career. Alternating between the present day and the first half of the 20th century, on the picturesque shores of Viareggio, Italy, and the wide pastures of Glasgow, The Good Left Undone brings readers into multiple generations of the Cabrelli family. Matelda, the family’s matriarch, has always been brusque and opinionated. Now, as she faces the end of her life, she is determined to leave no stone unturned, including her own mother’s revelation about her two great loves—her childhood friend, Silvio, and proud Scottish sea captain John Lawrie McVicars, the father Matelda never knew.

Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, which have been published in thirty-eight languages worldwide. 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. Triginia 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.

Registration for the event is free. Books may be pre-ordered on the Union Ave Books website.