Big Stone Gap: A Novel


Blowout Sale! Save 72% on the Big Stone Gap: A Novel by Ballantine Books at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture written and directed by Adriana Trigiani, starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, and Jenna Elfman   Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the small town of Big Stone Gap, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and the story of its self-proclaimed spinster, Ave Maria Mulligan. In the series’ enchanting debut, Ave Maria reaches her t


Big Stone Gap: A Novel by Ballantine Books
4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Condition: New
Availability: In Stock
$17.00
$4.79
You Save: 72%


Quantity:  

 


Product Description & Reviews

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture written and directed by Adriana Trigiani, starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, and Jenna Elfman   Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the small town of Big Stone Gap, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and the story of its self-proclaimed spinster, Ave Maria Mulligan. In the series’ enchanting debut, Ave Maria reaches her thirty-fifth year and resigns herself to the single life, filling her days with hard work, fun friends, and good books. Then, one fateful day, Ave Maria’s past opens wide with the revelation of a long-buried secret that will alter the course of her life. Before she knows it, Ave Maria is fielding marriage proposals, trying to claim her rightful inheritance, and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy—one that will change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Full of wit and wonder, hilarity and heart, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book, and one that you will share with friends and family for years to come.   Praise for Big Stone Gap   “Charming . . . Readers would do well to fall into the nearest easy chair and savor the story.”—USA Today   “Delightfully quirky . . . chock-full of engaging, oddball characters and unexpected plot twists.”—People   “[A] heartfelt tale . . . In an anecdotal style reminiscent of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani engagingly captures a slice of small-town America.”—San Jose Mercury News In the town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, not much happens. The highlight of 35-year-old Ave Maria Mulligan's week comes on Friday, with the arrival of the Bookmobile, the sight of which sends her into raptures. Her favorite book concerns the ancient Chinese art of reading faces. Through her face-readings, we come to understand the hostilities simmering within her family: her father whose small eyes are the clear "sign of a deceptive nature." Her aunt who "has a small head and thin lips. (That's a terrible combination.)" Adriana Trigiani's first novel concerns the family scandals that befall Ave Maria in this seemingly uneventful town. Greed, lust, envy--all the ancient emotional elements--manifest themselves even in this hamlet of "ordinary folk." Fans of Fannie Flagg or Rebecca Wells will enjoy this down-home tale, full of small, everyday details and colloquial revelations. The writing is often awkward, but so too are the characters who inhabit this place: the Bookmobile lady who thinks of herself as the sexiest woman alive; the amateur actors in the local Outdoor Drama who bristle with ambition when they hear that Elizabeth Taylor is coming to visit. In Big Stone Gap, her visit is so anticipated, it's like she's an angel sent from heaven. --Ellen Williams

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Brand:
Ballantine Books
Manufacturer:
Ballantine Books
Category:
Multicultural
Release Date:
2001-04-03
EAN:
9780345438324
ISBN:
0345438329
Edition:
1st Thus.
Author:
Adriana Trigiani
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Publication Date:
2001-04-03
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
0.51 pounds
Item Size:
0.65 x 8.09 x 5.18 inches
Package Weight:
0.5 pounds
Package Size:
5.2 x 0.8 x 8.1 inches

 


Have questions about this item (9780345438324), or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Ballantine Books, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9780062941206, isbn: 0062941208,
“Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride TestTalia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance’s brightest new stars, delivers ...

ean: 9781503939448, isbn: 1503939448,
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a feel-good story of four outcasts who learn that some bonds are stronger than blood.On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid t...

ean: 9781496714404, isbn: 1496714407,
“When it comes to combining offbeat humor and mayhem, it is tough to beat Laurenston.” —RT Book Reviews   She’s the woman he’s been hired to kidnap. But ZeZé Vargas has other ideas . . . like getting them both out of this nightmare alive....

mpn: 9780446694537, ean: 9780446694537, isbn: 0446694533,
For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Ar...