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Milk Glass Moon (Big Stone Gap, Bk 3)
Milk Glass Moon - Big Stone Gap, Bk 3
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani's bestselling 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...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780345445858
ISBN-10: 0345445856
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 174 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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The continuing story of Stone Gap Creek and the lives of the members of the town. Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney was never a devotee of tarot cards and crystal balls. But when the fortune-teller at the county fair suggests she "redream" her life, Ave Maria figures maybe a little redirection is in order.
Beautifully written contemporary story of a family and the choices they make.
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The third book in the Big Stone Gap series. While I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler, I found this one to be just okay, a little better than average.

The main character of this book is Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney. In the first two books I really loved her character and her choices in life. This time I wanted to shake her more than once. Instead of the strong character from the first two books she seemed whiney and even shrewish at times, especially within her relationship to her teenaged daughter. I also felt he book seemed rushed, going through years with the turn of a page.

That said I still enjoy the eccentric characters, and the beautiful descriptions, especially of Italy. And I love Jack Mac, Ave's true blue husband; even though I think his appearances here were mostly to calm down Ave after one of her outbursts.

Not as good as the first two, but still gets extra points for bringing me on another trip to Big Stone Gap, which probably won't happen again, as it appears as if there is another book in the series it will be centered elsewhere.
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If you loved Big Stone Gap, you will enjoy Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani. A quick enjoyable read with the usual colorful charaters you expect from a Trigiani novel. Set in the Appalachian mountains the story weaves back and forth between Cracker's Neck Holler, New York City, and Italy.

Trigiani takes this opportunity to delve into the relationships of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and best friends, even best friends with benefits.

If you are looking for a quick enjoyable read that will draw you in with it's country down home charm and make you want to put your feet up and read some more, go ahead and pick it up and take a load off.

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A wonderful end to Adriana Trigiani's trilogy about the people of Big Stone Gap, especially Ave Maria, Jack, Pearl, Fleeta, Iva Lou and Etta, as well as Ava's Italian family. This book made me laugh and made me cry. It is a testament to the power of love and how love conquers all. Highly recommend the entire trilogy.
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Well written, good read.
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A delightful addition to the Big Stone Gap series.

From back cover:
Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney was never a devotee of tarot cards and crystal balls. But when the fortune-teller at the county fair suggests she 'redream' her life, Ave Maria figures maybe a little redirection is in order. After all, her daughter has hit every parent's nightmare: puberty.
Ave Maria used to think that motherhood was life's one permanent job, but not anymore. It's the only on in which your skills become totally obsolete overnight. o in the face of coed parties, starter bras, and frank sex talks--and with her husband, Jack, playing the cool, mellow dad--Ave Maria tries to prepare herself for the day when Etta will rebel big time.
Everyone in Big Stone Gap knows it's coming: Crusty cashier Fleety has warned her, delightfully naughty Iva Lou has consoled her, even new mother Pearl understands--but that doesn't make it any easier. From the Bottom of the Cumberland Gap to the top of Cracker's Neck Holler, and across the ocean to the Italian Alps of her family's homeland, Ave Maria's world will never be quite the same again . . . especially now that there's a teenager smack dab in the middle of it.

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