The Big Stone Gap Trilogy: "Big Cherry Holler", "Big Stone Gap", "Milk Glass Moon"

The first in the series, BIG STONE GAP stars an unforgettable cast of characters and a heroine with an extraordinary story to tell This is a wonderfully vibrant, unashamedly feel good debut BIG CHERRY HOLLER is the extraordinary sequel to BIG STONE GAP, taking us back to mountain life in Virginia and also to Italy A deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers whThe first in the series, BIG STONE GAP stars an unforgettable cast of characters and a heroine with an extraordinary story to tell This is a wonderfully vibrant, unashamedly feel good debut BIG CHERRY HOLLER is the extraordinary sequel to BIG STONE GAP, taking us back to mountain life in Virginia and also to Italy A deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way, and their struggle to find each other again The third in the series, MILK GLASS MOON sees Ave Maria led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation.
The Big Stone Gap Trilogy Big Cherry Holler Big Stone Gap Milk Glass Moon The first in the series BIG STONE GAP stars an unforgettable cast of characters and a heroine with an extraordinary story to tell This is a wonderfully vibrant unashamedly feel good debut BIG CHERRY

  • Title: The Big Stone Gap Trilogy: "Big Cherry Holler", "Big Stone Gap", "Milk Glass Moon"
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • ISBN: 9781416502036
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Big Stone Gap Trilogy: "Big Cherry Holler", "Big Stone Gap", "Milk Glass Moon"”

    1. I like this book. The Big Stone Gap reminds me of the small town I grew up in. Charming story with characters you fall in love with.

    2. I enjoyed this book of living in a small mountain town. The main character, Ave Maria, has quite a few struggles and issues in her life that keep her from truly enjoying life and being grateful for what she has. She lost a son to lukemia several years ago and has not truly gotten over it and her 18 year old daughter has just gotten married to an Italian and is staying in Italy. Then her husband starts having heart problems and her life begins to change for the better. She finds out that one of h [...]

    3. Instead of writing separate reviews for all 3 books in the trilogy, I thought I would just combine them into one. The first book was the best, where you get to know all the strange characters in the Appalachian town of Big Stone Gap. You follow the heartache of Ave Maria, as she struggles to find her identity and the love of her life. The second book, Big Cherry Holler, flounders a little. It seems to focus more on the negative aspects of her life and the opinions she has formed. The third book, [...]

    4. I empathized often as this woman grows in her small town life. The events she goes through as a woman are well detailed without being boring and it gets you thinking about your life. Do I worry like the main character? Does my husband feel like this? Great books to read. But I just could not read them all in a row. It was too much drama at times. The main character goes through the death of a child and her mother, contemplates having an affair, while her husband may be having one, and she even h [...]

    5. I enjoyed this series very much. This series is about a lady named Ave Maria (just like the song). She is in her mid thirties and tells about her love, family, and business lives. Her writing skills increase as she writes more books. I've also read the 'Brava Valentine" series and loved those. "The Shoemaker's Wife" is my favorite so far. I plan on reading all her books, as she is now one of my favorite authors.

    6. Well. OK I did read the first two books in this collection straight after each other and in two days. But my TV didn't work and it was rainy this Pentecost The books are nice, but oh boy, did I want the hit the female protagonist. Stop whining! Love your husband and your kid and your life! Don’t analyze everything and don’t come up, after we readers think everything is hunky-dory, with another excuse or problem… But, since my TV is still broke, I will probably read the sequel tonight.

    7. I enjoyed this trilogy. I found it very entertaining, I love the southern culture, and the dialect of the mountain people. There were also real life issues addressed - even though this is a summer read kind of book. Trigiani's "thing" is fabric. All of her books contain alot of descriptions of beautiful fabrics. I like to visualize but I don't like too many words - she's on the line. I would recommend it as a summer read!

    8. I've listened to two of the three in this series and enjoyed them both so far. They are easy, enjoyable, escapist books. I especially like the strong and interesting characters and the overriding sense of place in the novels. Recommended when you are in the mood for something pleasant and not too taxing or troubling.

    9. Part of this trilogy is a little over the top, but I really enjoyed them. I guess they could be considered "Chick Lit" but is certainly NO Bridget Jones kind of trash. This heroine is real. She gets dirty (I imagine her wearing plaid), she's smart, and balsy. I just love her. I especially enjoyed that the author read it on audio tape. She has a lovely country accent.

    10. it was interesting to read about the main character's family and how she deals with the past and her present. Some strange characters in this book. But i ended up really caring about them. Some parts were a little hard to believe but still over all it was well written. makes me want to visit Italy.

    11. This was a feather weight when I was expecting a bit more heft. Had all the markings of a super story but fell short. I am not sure why exactly. I loved the characters, the story line and decent writingjust didn't grab me.

    12. I loved these books. I couldn't put them down. These stories are so simple yet describe the real, funny, sad and complex feelings of a woman going through stages of her life. I laughed and cried all the way through.

    13. loved this book from start to finish, and fell in love with all the character straight away and just couldn't put the book down, id definitely go back and read it again which isn't like me as normally when I've read a book that's it.

    14. I absolutely adored the trilogy as i truly identified with the protagonist and all the kooky & wonderful characters in this book. Reading this book warmed my soul and made me yearn for the 'simple life' which in fact is really not so simple at all.

    15. I loved this series of books. The characters are well drawn out, and the story of how this woman's life changes - for better and for worse - is so beautifully done. There's an added bonus of recipes from her life , and as a woman who is a feeder, I really appreciated them.

    16. The writing is pure and the writer captures the beauty of every day life. She takes the mundane and elevates it to beauty--as opposed to so many books that try to be "good" by writing badly about catastrophes.

    17. This is a series that starts with Big Stone Gap, a small town nestled in Virgina. It is really the characters that in the town that keep you reading. Trigiani is a great author and if you read the first book you will want to continue to see how their lives unfold.

    18. This is a great series. I especially love the last book in the series. It had a lot of great thoughts on death and really helped me when my father passes away. It is not about death or a sad bood. The character dealt with death in her family and it helped me as well.

    19. I loved them all. I was sad when I finished. I am from a small town and these books made me feel warm like home.

    20. Saw her at Westchester library Assn meeting -- she was hilarious and charming and made me want to read everything she had ever written -- especially when she described her family & neighbors.

    21. This trilogy has so many filled out characters that as you read you can visualize them. The story is romantic and I would highly recommend them.

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