this was ok - some parts were very engaging, and others not so much.
Well done. There is a certain mysticism relating to Appalachia. I guess I am subject to this romanticized folklore. Enjoyable -
Big Stone Gap is one of those novels that makes you feel like you actually live in the blue mountains of Virginia and all of the residents are your friends and family. Humor, romance, family secrets and even a visit from Elizabeth Taylor (based on a real life visit to Big Stone Gap where she choked on a chicken bone while campaigning with then husband John Warner) make this novel a memorable one. This is the first in a series of 4 books - I highly recommend it!
Great story,great characters. Who knows what is around the corner and who from our past might change our future.
This is such a sweet enjoyable read, chalk full of great humour and wonderfully eccentric characters. The main one, Ave Maria Mulligan is okay but I prefer the supporting cast. Her best friend Iva Lou, a bookmobile driver & God's gift to men for one. Another is Fleeta, the chain-smoking pharmacy cashier who loves pro wrestling, such a hoot. The author’s choice of locale adds the perfect ambiance.
Quite lively, but predictable plot. Why is it listed as "teen" category book. Ms. Trigiani is wearing entirely too much lipstick in her author photo.
This is a really good series of books - they deal with life and love - and are just a good cozy read.
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