Filled with big-time eccentrics and small-town shenanigans, Big Stone Gap is a jewel box of original characters, including sexpot Bookmobile librarian Iva Lou Wade; Fleeta Mullins, the chain-smoking pharmacy cashier with a penchant for professional wrestling; the dashing visionary Theodore Tipton; Elmo Gaspar, the snake-handling preacher; Jack MacChenseny, a coal-mining bachelor looking for true love; and Pearl Grimes, a shy mountain girl on the verge of a miraculous transformation.
Comic and compassionate, Big Stone Gap is the story of a woman who thinks life has passed her by, only to learn that the best is yet come.
Don't miss the rest of the Big Stone Gap series.
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"Big Stone Gap is a Southern novel that has the ring of truth, by which I mean its characters are bizarre, its story is hilarious, and it hooked me on page one." - (John Berendt)
I ordered my 2nd selection from this author....very easy to listen, and get absorbed in....I find my mind wandering with most fiction...not the case here.
You need to follow the books in sequence to sometimes understand some of the characters. Otherwise, I had a great time listening.
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