Big Stone Gap

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063 ratings

Big Stone Gap Publisher's Summary

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime - a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart....

©2003 Adriana Trigiani (P)2012 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Big Stone Gap

    • A Novel
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laughs, Tears & a Place I'd Like to call Home

    • By Brad B on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Big Cherry Holler

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    It's been eight years since the town pharmacist and long-time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her newfound belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn't count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Growing Pains in Mountains of Virginia

    • By Debbie on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 3

    • Milk Glass Moon

    • The Big Stone Gap Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Adriana Trigiani
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Things that Last, Love, Cornbread and Beans

    • By Debbie on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 4

    • Home to Big Stone Gap

    • By: Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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 20 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator changed the whole feel

    • By Jennifer on 11-09-08

    Regular price: $35.93