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. . . .
About the Author
Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives with her husband in New York City. In addition to being the bestselling author of Big Cherry Holler and Milk Glass Moon, she is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. She has written the screenplay for the film version of "Big Stone Gap," which she will also direct. "From the Paperback edition."
“Delightfully quirky . . . Chock full of engaging, oddball characters and unexpected plot twists.”
–People (Book of the Week)
“AS COMFORTING AS A MUG OF CHAMOMILE TEA ON A RAINY SUNDAY.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“CHARMING . . . READERS WOULD DO WELL TO FALL INTO THE NEAREST EASY CHAIR AND SAVOR THE STORY.”
From the Paperback edition.