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Home to Big Stone Gap: A Novel (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Adriana Trigiani (Author)

Series: Big Stone Gap (4)

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Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly twenty years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close. But with her daughter, Etta, having flown the nest to enchanting Italy, Ave Maria has reached a turning point. When a friend's postcard arrives with the message "It's time to live your life for you," Ave Maria realizes that it's time to go in search of brand-new dreams. But before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down.… (more)
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Title:Home to Big Stone Gap: A Novel
Authors:Adriana Trigiani (Author)
Info:Random House (2006), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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Understood the story even though I did not realize it was part of a series. Loved the incites into thinking about life and relating to others. Really related to the feeling of hurt when others know about her best friend Iva Lou and it is all a secret to her. Amazed how her husband could deal so well with ex-boyfriends, the loss of their son, that she did not know the wish list of her husband, and the nice things he did like bringing family members to her. Recipes were not ones I would make but gave a nice homey touch. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
2.5 Ave Maria came across as a b**** in this one. I was quite displeased. ( )
  kemilyh1988 | Apr 12, 2019 |
Review :Home To Big Stone Gap by Andriana Trigiani. 12/12/2017

Trigiani is extremely insightful as she touches on so many widespread truths about the human spirit and life. The story makes the reader feel right at home introducing great characters and being in a serene town and cozy environment. This is a smooth clean cut novel with a family who lives in the mountains in Virginia. Most work around that area was coal mining and that’s where most of the men worked until some were stricken with black lung. The stories about a strong and independent woman, Ave Maria Mulligan who has reached a turning point in her life and she realizes that it’s time for changes and new dreams. However, before she can head down that path, her life is turned upside down.

People who know about Ave Maria call her the “town spinster” yet she works as the town’s pharmacist and for the Rescue Squad. As we are introduced to the town’s community and Ave Maria’s friends who are lovable characters as Fleeta, Pearl, Jack Mac, and Theo. For some reason she never felt a part of the community. Her life revolved around her work but when her mother dies of cancer she receives a letter from her mother’s lawyer that her mother had wrote. After reading the letter Ave Maria slowly unfolds the mystery surrounding her life and her family’s. The secrets and family information that were explained in the letter kept me captivated.

The story was full of surprises, adventure, tears, laughter, and suspense. It was a small town where everyone knew everyone and the behaviors, emotions, and happenings are what made the story interesting and the words flowed smoothly to the end. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Dec 16, 2017 |
This is the story of Ava Maria McChesney and her life in the small town of Big Stone Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Ava Maria has lived in Big Stone Gap her entire life. She married Jack Chesney later in life and had two children: Joe who died at four, and Etta who's just married and is living in Italy with her new husband in Italy. This is a warm story about family and friendships, and the lessons we learn about love and letting go if we live long enough. ( )
  LeslieHurd | Jan 11, 2017 |
Adriana Trigiani has kept up the high quality of her writing in this, the fourth book in the Big Stone Gap series. Even after twenty years of marriage, Ave Maria is finding that you still have to work at your relationship to your husband--you can't just coast and keep a vibrant love going. And she experiences other sides to friendships and the importance of making judgements about your friends. ( )
  punxsygal | Jan 16, 2016 |
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Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly twenty years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close. But with her daughter, Etta, having flown the nest to enchanting Italy, Ave Maria has reached a turning point. When a friend's postcard arrives with the message "It's time to live your life for you," Ave Maria realizes that it's time to go in search of brand-new dreams. But before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down.

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