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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Erin Butera | 2/2/2014

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

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