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Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani

Milk Glass Moon (2002)

by Adriana Trigiani

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In this third book of the series, Ave Maria is faced with the changes in her teenage daughter and in her marriage as well as challenges on the mountain roads of southwest Virginia.
  SABC | Jan 7, 2014 |
There's something about the characters that Trigiani creates--they are very memorable. I've read all the Big Stone Gap books together, recently, for the first time, and the characters are sticking in my head. Good fun--great summer reading. ( )
  Marliesd | Mar 27, 2011 |
The third book in the Ave Maria series. Such a comfort read - it's a lovely. warm-hearted book.

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A daughter's first love, a mother's heartbreak, an enduring marriage facing its own ongoing challenges, and a community faced with seismic changes, all are deep at the heart of Adriana Trigiani's third novel. As she faces the joys and demands of motherhood, Ave Maria continues her life story with her trademark humour and honesty.
Reaching into the past to find answers to the present, Ave Maria is led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation. Milk Glass Moon is about the power of love and its abiding truth, and captures Trigiani at her most lyrical, affectionate and heartfelt. ( )
  mazda502001 | Mar 16, 2011 |
I rejected Trigiani's earlier two books in favour of this one that sounded more interesting. Then I figured out while reading it that they were a series of three. I'll probably go back and read the first two at some point now. The story spans about six years as the narrator's daughter ages from twelve to eighteen. I really liked the time span. A lot of books cover a very short period of time, a year, or several lifetimes. I can't remember reading many books covering a few years like this. The author has crammed tons into the story, some of which seems rather irrelevant (but which may make more sense in the contaxt of the two earlier books) but I liked it that way, it felt like a complete story.
  nocto | Dec 8, 2010 |
Trigiani is a wonderful author and this series of books is simply marvelous. ( )
  susanbevans | Jan 15, 2010 |
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For my father, Anthony J. Trigiani
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The Wise County Fair is my daughter's favorite event of the year, and I think it's safe to say that includes Christmas.
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Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani's bestselling Big Stone Gap series, continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and changes of motherhood with her trademark humor and honesty. With twists as plentiful as those found on the holler roads of southwest Virginia, this story takes turns that will surprise and enthrall the reader.

Transporting us from Ave Maria's home in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Italian Alps, from New York City to the Tuscan countryside, Milk Glass Moon is the story of a shifting mother-daughter relationship, of a daughter's first love and a mother's heartbreak, of an enduring marriage that contains its own ongoing challenges, and of a community faced with seismic change.

All of Trigiani's beloved characters are back: Jack Mac, Ave Maria's true love, who is willing to gamble security for the unknown; her best friend and confidant, bandleader Theodore Tip-ton, who begins a new life in New York City; librarian and sexpert Iva Lou Wade Makin, who faces a life-or-death crisis. Meanwhile, surprises emerge in the blossoming of crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, the maturing of mountain girl turned savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, and the return of Pete Rutledge, the handsome stranger who turned Ave Maria's world upside down in Big Cherry Holler.

In this rollicking hayride of upheaval and change, Ave Maria is led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation. As Ave Maria reaches into the past to find answers to the present, readers will stay with her every step of the way, rooting for the onetime town spinster who embraced love and made a family. Milk Glass Moon is about the power of love and its abiding truth, and captures Trigiani at her most lyrical and heartfelt.

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Ave Maria faces unexpected tests of her faith, conscience, and understanding as her daughter confronts adulthood, her friends in Big Stone Gap deal with major life changes of their own, and her husband sets out to reinvent his life.

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