Home to Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap Novels) Hardcover – Large Print, 31 Oct 2006
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'Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down- a real page turner'. -- Sarah Jessica Parker in praise of Big Stone Gap, --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Seismic changes are about to take place in Ave Maria's life. Her daughter, Etta, barely eighteen, is married and living in Italy; the health of her husband, the gorgeous and ever-dependable Jack Mac, is failing and she has scarcely noticed; friendships she has enjoyed forever are under threat. And then to town comes a mysterious stranger, revealing a long-buried secret. Her world shaken, Ave Maria must face up to the past in order to build a new life for herself and for Jack
Written with humor, emotion and power in Trigiani's trademark style, HOME TO BIG STONE GAP is a true homecoming event. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
A previous reviewer didn't like the homespun philosophy, but as someone who's been around for 50+ years,I know there's a lot of truth here
In comparison to the later Adriana Trigiani books (e.g, Lucia Lucia), this one is a slower burning story which doesn't reveal itself immediately, but leaves you wanting to desperately read the sequel.
Ave Maria's is a normal, down-to-earth woman, who discovers that her life is not all as it seems. She is not who she thinks she is, and she goes in search of answers.
The real appeal to this story is the quirkiness of the characters, and how we all know people who are just like them.
It's feel-good stuff, with more than a pinch of heartwarming, and a little bit of joy too.
‘Big Stone Gap’ is the story of a local pharmacist and self-confessed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan who has been keeping the townsfolk’s secrets for years. She is about to discover a scandal in her own family’s past that will blow the lid right off her quiet, uneventful life. Soon she’s juggling two marriage proposals and a family feud
‘Big Cherry Holler’ is the extraordinary sequel – eight years later, a deeply felt and brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way struggling to find each other again. Ave’s past ghosts return to haunt her between the Appalachians of the Deep South and the Italian Alps. The third novel ‘Milk Glass Moon’ is about the power and truth of love, an enduring marriage, the joys and demands of motherhood, a daughter’s first love and a close-knit community faced with seismic changes. These highly original and hilariously funny novels are bursting with humour, honesty, drama and local colour.
Lovers of the book or film versions of ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood’, ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café’ and ‘Steel Magnolias’ will definitely adore these feel-good, wholesomely honest and beautifully observed southern comfort tales. Undoubtedly some of the best books I’ve read in a while!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reviewers must try and remember this is book 4, not book 1 with a similar title. I also love the trilogy so much I've read them several times but I don't know what happened to the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sarah
Recently re-read the first 3 and discovered there was another. Enjoyed this, but not quite as much as the others.Published 5 months ago by NJ Hawkes
I liked it but preferred The Shoemakers wife, really liked that, and so I suppose was a little disappointed.Gets better as get into it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MerylStrepp
I have recently read the original three books and enjoyed them. This book tidies things up, almost. It feels as if it was written to fit in with the film of the series and done in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Florabunda