The Shoemaker's Wife - Chapter 23: A Library Card Summary & Analysis

Adriana Trigiani
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Enza and CIro, Luigi and Pappina clutch each other as they are hit with a frigid Arctic wind when they get off the train in Hibbing, Minnesota. Enza had thought the coldest place on earth was the Italian Alps in winter, but she is now forced to change her opinion. It is apparent to them that Hibbing is a town hastily built near the mines, a town that had endured, like the mines, through good and rough times. The two couples come shuddering into the Hotel Oliver where they'll stay until they find more permanent quarters.

At the hotel, they meet Mel Butorac, a local businessman who leases real estate to entrepreneurs and assists them in working with the banks to get their businesses started. He offers to show them around and suggests they consider opening two shops, one each in...

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