Big Stone Gap
“FUNNY, CHARMING, AND ORIGINAL.”–FANNIE FLAGGNestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a “mountain... show more
“FUNNY, CHARMING, AND ORIGINAL.”–FANNIE FLAGGNestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a “mountain girl’s body and a flat behind.” She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she’s not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave’s fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime–a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart. . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1st 2003
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Big Stone Gap (#1)
I enjoyed my time with this book. The characters are original and the setting feels authentic. There's humor and tragedy and great southern charm. I'm definitely continuing the series.
It's 1978 in the small town of Big Stone Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and thirty-five year old Ave Maria Mulligan is a “ferriner" not just because her mother is Italian. Her best friend Theodore is called that just because he wasn't born there. She has reason to feel even more of an ...
A good read set in my home state. I liked it but I'm not sure I liked enough to read anything else by the author. It's been 6 years since I read it so it's a good bet I won't be reading any of the others in this series and probably nothing else by this author.
Adriana Trigiani became a favorite author of mine after reading Big Stone Gap. Great story, and characters! I loved Jack Mack, what a cutie!
I really enjoyed this one, a nice easy read, fun, the kind of book that makes you smile when you are finished. The characters are well developed and quirky and full of flavor! I can't wait to read the other books in the series. :)