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Big Stone Gap  by Adriana Trigiani

Ave Maria’s life in Big Stone Gap, VA, is essentially the same as it’s been for all 35 years of her life, but after her mother’s will reveals that the man Ave thought was her father isn’t, she begins to lose hold of her routine. Before long, she’s had two surprise marriage proposals, the clerk at her pharmacy has decided to quit, and her embittered aunt has decided to sue her. In between panic attacks and shouting matches, Ave tries to figure out what all these changes mean in her life.

              --from Library Journal



Facilitated by the Alexandria Library, All Alexandria Reads is designed to create shared experiences through reading. Everyone is invited to read the featured title and selected books for younger readers. Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of Big Stone Gap.


If you enjoyed Big Stone Gap, consider these other books by Adriana Trigiani and others, as well as resources for more information about the culture and people of southwestern Virginia and Appalachia.


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