Big Cherry Holler: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

by Adriana Trigiani | Women's Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0345445848 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tranq1 of Tampa, Florida USA on 2/5/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by tranq1 from Tampa, Florida USA on Monday, February 05, 2007
From Publishers Weekly
"Something is wrong. Something has shifted and the change was so subtle and so quiet that we hardly noticed it. We pull against each other now." Ave Mari is describing her marriage to miner Jack MacChesney after eight years. During that period they had two children: a daughter, Etta, who is now an energetic preteen, and a son, Joe, who died suddenly of leukemia. Joe's death and the sorrow and pain beneath a tranquil surface is the focus of this tale. When the mine closes, Jack loses his job and Ave suspects that he is involved with another woman. She visits her family in Italy for the summer and finds time to gather her thoughts, to question her behavior as well as Jack's. There she meets the handsome Pete Rutledge, and her own fidelity is tested. Trigiani (Big Stone Gap) reads this story convincingly, with the rural Virginia accent of the friendly and earnest Ave. Well-paced and engaging, this deeply felt story invites the listener to reflect on the nature of love.

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Journal Entry 2 by tranq1 at A fellow bookcrosser in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (3/6/2007 UTC) at A fellow bookcrosser in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to lovemylife for the April RMTBRBB exchange at bookobsessed.com.

Journal Entry 3 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I loved this book. I had read it before and enjoyed it then too. I've read other books by this author, also. I think Big Stone Gap was the first one. I'm now sending it on to Tribefan.

Journal Entry 4 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Saturday, May 05, 2007
BIG CHERRY HOLLER, the extraordinary sequel to BIG STONE GAP, takes us back to the mountain life that enchanted us in Adriana Trigiani’s best selling debut novel. It’s been eight years since the town pharmacist and long time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her new found belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn’t count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband. The mountain walls that have protected her all of her life can not spare Ave Maria the life lessons she must learn.

BIG CHERRY HOLLER is the story of a marriage, revealing the deep secrets, the power struggle, the betrayal and the unmet expectations that exist between husband and wife. It is the story of a community that must reinvent itself as it comes to grips with the decline of the coal mining industry. It is the story of an extended family, the people of Big Stone Gap, who are there for one another especially when times are tough—including bookmobile librarian and sexpert Iva Lou Wade Makin, savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, and Rescue Squad captain Spec Broadwater, who faces the complications of his double life. Ave Maria’s best friend Theodore Tipton, now band director at the University of Tennessee, continues to be her chief counselor and conscience as he reaches the pinnacle of marching band success.

When Ave Maria takes her daughter to Italy for the summer, she meets a handsome stranger who offers her a life beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ave Maria is forced to confront what is truly important: to her, to her marriage, and to her family. Brimming with humor, wisdom, honesty, and the drama and local color of mountain life from Virginia to Italy, BIG CHERRY HOLLER is a deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way and their struggle to find one another again.

Journal Entry 5 by Tribefan at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Released into Jaenelle's Anything Goes Bookbox #3!

Journal Entry 6 by unknowncritic on Friday, June 15, 2007
This book is staying in Jaenelle's Anything Goes Bookbox #3

Journal Entry 7 by jaenelle from Orlando, Florida USA on Thursday, June 28, 2007
This came home in my Anything Goes #3 Bookbox. We are currently thinking we will have to move soon, so some of these may go into storage for awhile. I will try to read/release as soon as I can, though. Thanks to everyone who participated in the box!

Journal Entry 8 by jaenelle from Orlando, Florida USA on Thursday, June 28, 2007
This came home in my Anything Goes #3 Bookbox. We are currently thinking we will have to move soon, so some of these may go into storage for awhile. I will try to read/release as soon as I can, though. Thanks to everyone who participated in the box!

Journal Entry 9 by jaenelle at Alta Vista, Kansas USA on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Off on a new RABCK journey!

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