Big Stone Gap : A Novel

by Adriana Trigiani | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0345438329 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookczukwing of Charleston, South Carolina USA on 6/25/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Sunday, June 25, 2006
With a main character called Ave MAria Mulligan, how can you go wrong!

FROM THE PUBLISHER

It's 1978, and Ave Maria Mulligan is the thirty-five-year-old self-proclaimed spinster of Big Stone Gap, a sleepy hamlet in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She's also the local pharmacist, the co-captain of the Rescue Squad, and the director of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the town's long-running Outdoor Drama. Ave Maria is content with her life of doing errands and negotiating small details-until she discovers a skeleton in her family's formerly tidy closet that completely unravels her quiet, conventional life. Suddenly, she finds herself juggling two marriage proposals, conducting a no-holds-barred family feud, planning a life-changing journey to the Old Country, and helping her best friend, the high-school band director, design a halftime show to dazzle Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed Hollywood movie star who's coming through town on a campaign stump with her husband, senatorial candidate John Warner.

Filled with big-time eccentrics and small-town shenanigans, Big Stone Gap is a jewel box of original characters, including sexpot Bookmobile librarian Iva Lou Wade; Fleeta Mullins, the chain-smoking pharmacy cashier with a penchant for professional wrestling; the dashing visionary Theodore Tipton; Elmo Gaspar, the snake-handling preacher; Jack MacChesney, a coal-mining bachelor looking for true love; and Pearl Grimes, a shy mountain girl on the verge of a miraculous transformation.

Comic and compassionate, Big Stone Gap is is the story of a woman who thinks life has passed her by, only to learn that the best is yet to come.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookczukwing at The Bristol (book exchange shelves) in Charleston, South Carolina USA on Monday, November 20, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (11/20/2017 UTC) at The Bristol (book exchange shelves) in Charleston, South Carolina USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Brought this back from our cabin to put in the library at the Bristol. A bunch of us went to the Book and Author luncheon a few weeks ago and Adriana Trigiani spoke. She was amazingly funny, profound, and entertaining. This was her first book, so I thought I'd put it in the library in case others who heard her speak wanted to read it.

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