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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adriana Trigiani Narrator: Adriana Trigiani Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Big Stone Gap Series Release Date:
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Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani’s bestselling Big Stone Gap series, continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and changes of motherhood with her trademark humor and honesty. With twists as plentiful as those found on the holler roads of southwest Virginia, this story takes turns that will surprise and enthrall the reader.

Transporting us from Ave Maria’s home in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Italian Alps, from New York City to the Tuscan countryside, Milk Glass Moon is the story of a shifting mother-daughter relationship, of a daughter’s first love and a mother’s heartbreak, of an enduring marriage that contains its own ongoing challenges, and of a community faced with seismic change.

All of Trigiani’s beloved characters are back: Jack Mac, Ave Maria’s true love, who is willing to gamble security for the unknown; her best friend and confidant, bandleader Theodore Tip-ton, who begins a new life in New York City; librarian and sexpert Iva Lou Wade Makin, who faces a life-or-death crisis. Meanwhile, surprises emerge in the blossoming of crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, the maturing of mountain girl turned savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, and the return of Pete Rutledge, the handsome stranger who turned Ave Maria’s world upside down in Big Cherry Holler.

In this rollicking hayride of upheaval and change, Ave Maria is led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation. As Ave Maria reaches into the past to find answers to the present, readers will stay with her every step of the way, rooting for the onetime town spinster who embraced love and made a family. Milk Glass Moon is about the power of love and its abiding truth, and captures Trigiani at her most lyrical and heartfelt.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/18/2014

    " In this book you see Etta begin to become her woman and see how that changes Ave Maria's life. Really makes you want to read the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peggy | 2/16/2014

    " I really like this author, and this book was my favorite of the Big Stone Gap series. It gives so much insight into mother-daughter and family relationships. I worship northern Italian heritage and thoroughly enjoy all the descriptions involving northern Italy as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Fran | 1/30/2014

    " This third book focuses on Ave's relationship with her daughter and the loss of her son years ago. This is about her role as a mother. Ave has problems letting go and letting Etta be herself. She is trying to control Etta's life rather than letting Etta find herown way. This causes problems in their relationship. Ave often compares her relationship w ith Etta to her relationship with her mother and is disappointed that she Etta is not more open to her as a mother as she embraced her own mother. Etta's decision to marry someone in Italy instead of going to college is crushing to Ave and almost causes a permanent rift between her and her daushter; however, when Ave sees the joy that Etta shares with Stephane and the enthusiasm that her Italian family has for her daughter's marriage she goes along with the program and says nothing. She later finds that is the best thing she could have done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail | 1/30/2014

    " Another touching story. Hit a little too close to home as a mother of an only daughter and cannot imagine her growing up and moving out:) I've heard that's why you experience them as teenagers so that you want them to grow up. "

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