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Milk Glass Moon: The Big Stone Gap Trilogy, Book 3 | [Adriana Trigiani]

Milk Glass Moon: The Big Stone Gap Trilogy, Book 3

Milk Glass Moon 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. 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, and of a community faced with seismic change.
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Publisher's Summary

Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani's best-selling 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 Tipton, 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, listners 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.

©2002 Adriana Trigiani (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-28-12
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-28-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Alas, the final book in the Stone Gap trilogy"

    In this, the final book of the Stone Gap trilogy, Jack and Ave Maria raise their daughter with all the anxiety of getting through the teenages, up to her marriage. There are big changes in Big Stone Gap, and some of Ave Maria’s closest friends have some dramatic life crises. This book finishes off he series, and we are all sorry to see it end. Again, I can’t imagine anyone reading these books aloud but Trigiani herself.


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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 02-24-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 02-24-14 Member Since 2009

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Things that Last, Love, Cornbread and Beans"

    The third book in the Big Stone Gap Trilogy finds Ava Maria and Jack Mac raising Etta and growing older. The love between them grows sweeter (and wiser), and the stories of the town's folk are some of the best parts of the book. Pearl has expanded the drug store to three now. Jack Mac's construction company, which he and two friends opened after the coal mines closed, is thriving. Etta's teenage antics throw Ava Maria for a loop . . . and Ava Maria finds herself being the OPP (overprotective parent), while Jack Mac is the laid back nice one . . . isn't that typical??? But as time goes on, Etta does survive being raised by imperfect parents . . . and both parents finally learn to value the qualities the other bring to the table. This series has a great southern, down home feel . . . you'll laugh, cry, and come to love all these people, just like they are your own neighbors.

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    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 12-29-13
    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 12-29-13 Member Since 2009

    I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.

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    "Great Trilogy. Don't miss it."
    What does Adriana Trigiani bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I found that Adriana Trigiani gave life to the characters in her books. Initially, I found her voice irritating. But over time, came to love it and the effect it had on my being able to relate to the characters in this trilogy.


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    Kimberly Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-18-13
    Kimberly Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Milk Glass Moon the most enjoyable?

    The characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Milk Glass Moon?

    Too many to pick one.


    Have you listened to any of Adriana Trigiani’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I love this series as the story is told by the author who is spectacular.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    One of my favorite series ever.

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    Jennifer Garcia Los Angeles, CA USA 02-11-13
    Jennifer Garcia Los Angeles, CA USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2009

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    How is it possible that I can relate even more to every one of these books in this series? This one was about parenting and I can't even begin to say how much it touched me. It reminded me of how I parented my son and never realized what it really looked like. Ave was the type of mother I am and it was scary.

    Emotions always run deep in these stories, well in all her books, but she does it so well. I can't even say enough, except these books, all her books, are must reads.

    I know a lot of people complain about Adriana narrating the story herself and her voice is easy to get used to. With 4 books in the series 3 of them are in her voice so when I got to the 4th one I was surprised and a bit disappointed that it was someone different. I was used to her voices for the characters, but honestly it didn't take away from the story at all. Her books are so emotion evoking and nothing could take away from that.

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    Daniele Ham Nord, QC, Canada 06-18-12
    Daniele Ham Nord, QC, Canada 06-18-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Easy read. Entertaining. Love that author reads it"
    If you could sum up Milk Glass Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Touching. Human. Positive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ave Maria. She is close to her emotions and lively. She is not static but evolving throughout the story.


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    06-15-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Milk Glass Moon to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the book but I can't imagine it could have been better. The author was the absolute perfect person to narrate this book. She truely brought the whole thing to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was amazingly authentic. I loved the accents and fell in love with characters that reminded me so much of my own circle of family/friends.


    Which character ??? as performed by Adriana Trigiani ??? was your favorite?

    LOVED Iva Loo!


    Who was the most memorable character of Milk Glass Moon and why?

    Ave Maria of course is the most memorable in the entire series. I loved living the years with her. I loved the honesty. This felt more like an actual memoir than fiction.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the entire series and truely enjoyed every one. No car chases or big explosions, just real life as seen through the eyes of a real woman with real flaws, expectations, heartaches, and triumphs. I usually listen to biographies and memoirs. To me, all fiction is a guilty pleasure but this felt so real that my "guilt" was kept to the bare minimum.

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