Adriana Trigiani’s Pick for Best Book of 2023

We asked Adriana Trigiani for her favorite book of the year, and this is what she suggests to readers.

The backbone of great nonfiction is research. Basinger and Wasson listened to countless hours of first-hand accounts of the writers, directors, actors and artisans of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Librarians will rejoice at the storytelling—a thrill ride through the art of movie making. Hollywood: The Oral History [Jeanine Basinger, Sam Wasson] is non-stop reading for a buoyant, exciting and illuminating history of the movies that built our souls.

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