Friday, May 7, 2010

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani, is a charming novel with a wonderful cast of characters.  The main character is Ave Maria, a thirty-five year old pharmacist who considers herself the town spinster.  After her mother passes away, she learns the truth about who she really is and that the man who raised her was not her biological father.  As her world tilts beyond what she has always known, she finds herself letting go of her past and looking toward the future for the first time in her life.

The characters that make up the town add so much to the charm of the novel.  It wouldn't be the same without Iva Lou, Pearl, or Theodore.  There is even a cameo by Elizabeth Taylor!  If I have any complaint, it's that it took a while to get to the romance.  Ave was just way too stubborn!

This is the first novel I've read by Adriana Trigiani and I enjoyed it.  It is a sweet story and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys smiling!

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