‘One of my all-time favourite novels’ WHOOPI GOLDBERG ‘Funny, charming and original’ FANNIE FLAGG, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
How do you face the future when the past won’t let you go?
Big Stone Gap is a sleepy village where kids get married and start families at eighteen, and stay for ever. So thirty-five-year old Ave Maria Mulligan is something of an oddity. A self-proclaimed spinster, as the local pharmacist she's been keeping the townsfolk's secrets for years.
Now Ave Maria is about to discover a scandal in her own family's past that will blow the lid right off her quiet, uneventful life.
Soon she's juggling two unexpected marriage proposals and conducting a no-holds-barred family feud. The thought of spending the rest of her life in Big Stone Gap is suddenly overwhelming . . .
The ultimate Small Town American novel from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick.
Praise for the BIG STONE GAP series:
'Hilarious and romantic. I couldn’t put it down’ SARAH JESSICA PARKER 'One of my all-time favourite novels' WHOOPI GOLDBERG ‘If you love curling up with charming tales of small towns and quirky characters, switch off with this’ COSMOPOLITAN 'Delightfully quirky' PEOPLE 'As comforting as a mug of chamomile tea on a rainy Sunday' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'Utterly addictive' GLAMOUR 'As quirky and charming as her first novel. If you are not a fan already, you will be after this' COMPANY 'Honest, wholesome entertainment with a spicy Deep South kick' DAILY MAIL 'As warm and sweet as Southern Comfort' ELLE
Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In addition to being the author of Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon and Lucia, Lucia, Adriana is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Lucia, Lucia was nominated for Richard and Judy's 'Best Read', 2004. She has written the screen adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap, which she will also direct.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 15, 2021)
Length: 352 pages
Praise for Adriana Trigiani
'One of the reigning queens of women's fiction' USA Today
'A comedy writer with a heart of gold' New York Times
'Trigiani is a master of palpable and visual detail' Washington Post
'Exquisite writing and a story enriched by the power of abiding love' USA Today
'Full of romance, drama and snappy dialogue' People
'Eminently readable and richly imagined' Publisher's Weekly
'Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller' Boston Globe
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