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 lifetimea 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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Took awhile to get into the book, but once everything started moving I couldnt put it down...til the end.
This was an excellent book.
Loved this book! Easy reading and very touching. At first it is a little hard to get into but well worth the effort. When you finish it you don't want it to end at all. But very fortunate for all of us who are so involved with the characters in this book, the author has continued on 8 years later with her next novel Big Cherry Holler --with more of the same people you have grown to love.