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Home to Big Stone Gap

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home to Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney 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 close her tight circle of family and friends. But with her daughter Etta, having flown the nest to 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 she must go in search of brand new dreams. But before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400060085
Branch Call Number: Fiction Tri
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 25 cm


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Bscianno Jul 14, 2014

seeing as it is the first book in the series, I am only just beginning to understand the plot and everything involved in the story. not the most interesting read, but im holding out hope!

Jun 14, 2012

By Book 4, this story is just worn out. What happened to the author’s sense of humour? The main character Ave Maria has aged into an annoying bore, her husband & daughter now so 1-dimensional you could care less. Granted there are still a few gems. When Freeta (the jaded old lady who works the diner) is asked if she’s planning to wear a veil at her upcoming wedding she responds pithily “Hell no, a veil at my age I’d look like a beekeeper” But lines like that are just an echo of the charm & lightness that was prevalent in the 1st novel "Big Stone Gap". There was some interesting tension created between Iva Lou & Ave Maria as their friendship takes a bad turn, handled well. Other than that, pretty poor effort”

Mar 03, 2010

I loved this book, more then the average rating I see. The independent woman character who finds family and love in BSG is very entertaining.


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