Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani

Big Stone Gap

By Adriana Trigiani

  • Release Date: 2000-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 140 Ratings)


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 • Features behind-the-scenes bonus material from the film—including photos, excerpts from the script, and favorite recipes from on the set

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

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Disappointed

    By Papillion727
    I bought this after reading this author's Valentine trilogy, which is excellent. Big Stone Gap really pales by comparison. It's like a soap opera.
  • Big Stone Gap

    By Perky too
    A very simple, soapish, almost silly story. I'm used to reading books that are somewhat challenging. I'll admit to finding some of the characters cute or charming, but in general the story line has too many..."well, that was convenient "..... or, "oh, come on...really?" moments. I have not read anything else by this author and I'm not anxious to try her again. Maybe the movie was better!
  • Loved Stone Gap

    By Teresash
    As soon as I finish writing this review, I am downloading Cherry Holler!