Reader Review: This story is addicting, the characters are real life, and Ave Maria is a normal person with real person feelings. She could be any girl during the 70s. This book brought back many memories of my own growing up in a small town during this time period. I have really enjoyed this story and cant wait for the next.
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. . . .
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|Title of Science Fiction eBook: Big Stone Gap||Series: The Big Stone Gap Trilogy, , #1|
|Release Date: 01-01-2003|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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Big Stone Gap
This will be a good weekend for reading. I picked up a dozen of Vernie Crabtree's killer chocolate chip cookies at the French Club bake sale yesterday. (I don't know what she puts in them, but they're chewy and crispy at the same time.) Those, a pot of coffee, and a good book are all I will need for the rainy weekend rolling in. It's early September in our mountains, so it's warm during the day, but tonight will bring a cool mist to remind us that fall is right around the corner.
The Wise County Bookmobile is the one of the most beautiful sights in the world to me. When I see it lumbering down the mountain road like a tank, then turning wide and easing onto Shawnee Avenue, I flag it down like an old friend. I've waited on this corner every Friday since I can remember. The Bookmobile is just a government truck, but to me it's a glittering royal coach delivering stories and knowledge and life itself. I even love the smell of books. People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother's house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count on the Bookmobile.
The most important thing I ever learned, I learned from books. Books have taught me how to size people up. The most useful book I ever read taught me how to read faces, an ancient Chinese art called siang mien, in which the size of the eyes, curve of the lip, and height of the forehead are important clues to a person's character. The placement of ears indicates intelligence. Chins that stick out reflect stubbornness. Deep-set eyes suggest a secretive nature. Eyebrows that grow together may answer the question Could that man kill me with his bare hands? (He cou
Title: Big Stone Gap April 11, 2013 This story is addicting, the characters are real life, and Ave Maria is a normal person with real person feelings. She could be any girl during the 70s. This book brought back many memories of my own growing up in a small town during this time period. I have really enjoyed this story and cant wait for the next.
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Reviewer: A reader from BAKERSFIELD, CA USA
April 11, 2013
This story is addicting, the characters are real life, and Ave Maria is a normal person with real person feelings. She could be any girl during the 70s. This book brought back many memories of my own growing up in a small town during this time period. I have really enjoyed this story and cant wait for the next.
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