Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Now a major motion picture written and directed by Adriana Trigiani, starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, and Jenna Elfman * Features behind-the-scenes bonus material from the film--including photos, excerpts from the script, and favorite recipes from on the set

Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the small town of Big Stone Gap, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and the story of its self-proclaimed spinster, Ave Maria Mulligan. In the series' enchanting debut, Ave Maria reaches her thirty-fifth year and resigns herself to the single life, filling her days with hard work, fun friends, and good books. Then, one fateful day, Ave Maria's past opens wide with the revelation of a long-buried secret that will alter the course of her life. Before she knows it, Ave Maria is fielding marriage proposals, trying to claim her rightful inheritance, and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy--one that will change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Full of wit and wonder, hilarity and heart, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book, and one that you will share with friends and family for years to come.

Praise for Big Stone Gap

"Charming . . . Readers would do well to fall into the nearest easy chair and savor the story." -- USA Today

"Delightfully quirky . . . chock-full of engaging, oddball characters and unexpected plot twists." -- People

"[A] heartfelt tale . . . In an anecdotal style reminiscent of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani engagingly captures a slice of small-town America." --San Jose Mercury News


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York :, Random House
Copyright Date: ♭2000
ISBN: 9780345463616
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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janwishart
Jul 20, 2016

this was ok - some parts were very engaging, and others not so much.

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sat7
Jan 28, 2016

Well done. There is a certain mysticism relating to Appalachia. I guess I am subject to this romanticized folklore. Enjoyable -

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Audrey1976
Dec 18, 2014

Big Stone Gap is one of those novels that makes you feel like you actually live in the blue mountains of Virginia and all of the residents are your friends and family. Humor, romance, family secrets and even a visit from Elizabeth Taylor (based on a real life visit to Big Stone Gap where she choked on a chicken bone while campaigning with then husband John Warner) make this novel a memorable one. This is the first in a series of 4 books - I highly recommend it!

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kciurej
Feb 26, 2014

Great story,great characters. Who knows what is around the corner and who from our past might change our future.

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mudflapflossy
Jun 14, 2012

This is such a sweet enjoyable read, chalk full of great humour and wonderfully eccentric characters. The main one, Ave Maria Mulligan is okay but I prefer the supporting cast. Her best friend Iva Lou, a bookmobile driver & God's gift to men for one. Another is Fleeta, the chain-smoking pharmacy cashier who loves pro wrestling, such a hoot. The author’s choice of locale adds the perfect ambiance.

deborah2252 May 20, 2012

Quite lively, but predictable plot. Why is it listed as "teen" category book. Ms. Trigiani is wearing entirely too much lipstick in her author photo.

prkmbc Sep 10, 2011

May 2006

lilmisslibrary Jul 16, 2009

This is a really good series of books - they deal with life and love - and are just a good cozy read.

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