Nestled in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of
the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s
self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a “mountain
girl’s body and a flat behind.” She lives an amiable life with good friends and
lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that
she’s not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave’s fielding
marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration
for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime—a trip that could
change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with
humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big
Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart.
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