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Big Stone Gap

A Novel
Trigiani, Adriana (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Nestled 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. . . .
Authors: Trigiani, Adriana
Title: Big Stone Gap
a novel
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2006
Edition: 2006 Ballantine books trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 282 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Adriana Trigiani
Notes: Includes a reader's guide and a preview of a new novel, Return to Big Stone Gap
ISBN: 0345438329
9780345438324
Branch Call Number: FICTION TRIGIANI 2006
Subject Headings: Big Stone Gap (Va.) Fiction Mountain life Fiction Single women Fiction Pharmacists Fiction
Topical Term: Mountain life
Single women
Pharmacists
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Join the discussion on Dec. 16, 2014. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a 35-year-old pharmacist. 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.

Nestled 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... Read More »


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Jul 17, 2012
  • mudflapflossy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

Jul 16, 2009
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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