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3.00025598361705 out of 53.00025598361705 out of 53.00025598361705 out of 53.00025598361705 out of 53.00025598361705 out of 5 3.00 (7,813 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adriana Trigiani Narrator: Adriana Trigiani Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Big Stone Gap Series Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9780449011539
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Big Cherry Holler, the extraordinary sequel to Big Stone Gap, takes us back to the mountain life that enchanted us in Adriana Trigiani’s bestselling debut novel.

It’s been eight years since the town pharmacist and long-time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her newfound belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn’t count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband.

When Ave Maria takes her daughter to Italy for the summer, she meets a handsome stranger who offers her a life beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ave Maria is forced to confront what is truly important: to her, to her marriage, and to her family. The mountain walls that have protected her all of her life cannot spare Ave Maria the life lessons she must learn.

Big Cherry Holler is the story of a marriage, revealing the deep secrets, the power struggle, the betrayal, and the unmet expectations that exist between husband and wife. It is the story of a community that must reinvent itself as it comes to grips with the decline of the coal mining industry. It is the story of an extended family, the people of Big Stone Gap, who are there for one another especially when times are tough—including bookmobile librarian and sexpert Iva Lou Wade Makin, savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, and Rescue Squad captain Spec Broadwater, who faces the complications of his double life. Ave Maria’s best friend Theodore Tipton, now band director at the University of Tennessee, continues to be her chief counselor and conscience as he reaches the pinnacle of marching band success.

Brimming with humor, wisdom, honesty, and the drama and local color of mountain life from Virginia to Italy, Big Cherry Holler is a deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way and their struggle to find each other again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Adriana Trigiani’s charmingly quirky novel Big Stone Gap should be delighted with the sequel.”

    Barnes & Noble

  • “Trigiani reads this story convincingly, with the rural Virginia accent of the friendly and earnest Ave. Well-paced and engaging, this deeply felt story invites the listener to reflect on the nature of love.”

    Publishers Weekly 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kateandchris | 2/12/2014

    " At first, I didn't think the writing was quite as solid as the first installment, but she hit her stride part-way through. And I wasn't totally on board with character reactions to a few major developments. However, I've talked to someone who's read the third book, and some information comes out that I think should've come out in this book, and would've made for a more satisfying denouement. Still found the characters charming, and some of the themes very poignant and relatable. I look forward to reading the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Spizzirri | 2/11/2014

    " This is a good series - slow at first and kind of sad, but sweet stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frankie | 2/9/2014

    " Good, but not as good as the first in this series. Still, all in all a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Butera | 2/2/2014

    " Good read, easy read and I like the characters of the Big Stone Gap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy Szuchnik-townrow | 1/31/2014

    " After reading big stone gap I couldn't wait to read what happens next in Ave Maria's life. I enjoyed the book but I've not found it a enjoyable as Lucia Lucia or Rococo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda Mahs | 1/23/2014

    " Just like real life- we all find out there's no "happily ever after" without some bumps in the road... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonni | 1/19/2014

    " This book is a disappointment after Big Stone Gap, but it's OK I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 1/19/2014

    " Good story, but protagonista is HYPER self-absorbed!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristal | 1/7/2014

    " A wonderfully told story of how simple & quickly it is for two perfect people who are in love can lose sight of each other & where they are heading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/2/2014

    " This was the best of the 3 books, in my opinion, although they were all enjoyable. This book dealt with a lot of heavy topics, but included enough humor to keep it from being depressing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 12/27/2013

    " A disappointing sequel, but I guess many sequels are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 12/24/2013

    " Love, love, love The Big Stone Gap series. I recommend it to all! You will love her characters and the stories she tells about their lifes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 11/8/2013

    " It was nice change of pace from Cutting for Stone and had some insights into human relationships. It would have been better if she had said more about herself so we could understand what her problems were. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauralee | 10/13/2013

    " A fun read, like the first in the series. However, I did not like the idea that marriage was something you could walk out of, or cheat on your spouse if things got bad. Not okay solutions in my book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Mevis | 6/13/2013

    " Good sequel to Big Stone Gap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooklyn Lowe | 6/11/2013

    " I liked this book although not as much as Big Stone Gap. This one has some slow parts to trudge through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 5/22/2013

    " Liked this even better than the first one. Of course I've always wanted to visit Italy, just need to make sure Garrick goes:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 4/18/2013

    " book 2 in the trilogy, love it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 4/16/2013

    " I found this one a little less enjoyable than the first (Big Stone Gap), but worthy enough to continue on and finish the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nell | 4/7/2013

    " Continuation of Big Stone Gap...book 2. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dario | 4/5/2013

    " very good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 3/16/2013

    " Although I liked Big Stone Gap better, I thought this was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/10/2013

    " Not as good as the first one, though the characters are still a hoot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Fariel | 12/26/2012

    " The continuing story of Ave Maria in Virginia rural Appalacia - here daughter Etta, is now 8 and Ave has put aside her summer trip to Italy to concentrate on her marriage to Jack Mac Chesney. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 11/23/2012

    " Eh, definetely not as good as the first. Which inspired me NOT to read the 3rd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/11/2012

    " I thought that this one was the best in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; and Rococo, she also wrote the bestselling memoir Don’t Sing at the Table and the young adult novels Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight. Her books have been published in thirty-six countries around the world. She has written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.