The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 22: A Bunch of Violets Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Laura quizzes her roommate, Enza, about her reasons for calling off the wedding. She replies that the church requires someone planning to get married to be prepared for a lifetime with that person and that the bond be an honest one. She tells Laura she's loved Ciro since she was 15, but her roommate continues her grilling. She asks Enza what prospects a lad from Schilpario has in a post-war America. Enza jumps to Ciro's defense telling Laura that Ciro plans to open his own boot/shoe store. He will specialize in making women's footwear. Enza plans on continuing to work in the field she loves and to advance her career.

Enza says she's made the decision to marry Ciro based upon her feelings of love, not for any external, material, or financial considerations. She declares she'll give all of her...

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