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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,851 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: 9780449011560
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iain | 1/27/2014

    " Incredible conclusion to the Big Stone Gap trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/23/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/22/2014

    " just as good as the two previous in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bellap74 | 1/19/2014

    " Loved reading more about Ave Maria's family and life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/12/2014

    " I liked that the author followed the story through the major milestones in the lead character's life. It was easy to identify with her, and love all the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/3/2014

    " I love this trilogy. Jack and Ave Maria are such relatable characters. The trials and tribulations of children, family, love, life. It is all in there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/31/2013

    " Another great book in the Big Stone Gap series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 12/29/2013

    " It was another good book by the author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/29/2013

    " 3rd in the series. The story moves along nicely and kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabatha | 12/10/2013

    " This book you learn more about the mother-daughter relationship between Ava and Etta. It is fasinating to watch this women's life develop and change. The things that drive me nuts about Ava Marie are the same things that I count as my own weakness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janell | 11/2/2013

    " More of the same from Trigiani - she didn't disappoint. I enjoyed this next installment in the Big Stone Gap series as the characters continue to grow and change, and yet stay as interesting as they did in the first two novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom Taxi Julie | 10/27/2013

    " I read this book for a book club. It was pretty good (much better than the book that comes after it in the series which I read first on accident). I still think the author makes too many story lines in the book though. Too many topics that aren't really necessary to the overall story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 10/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 9/23/2013

    " I read this because I had read Big Stone Gap ages ago (AGES) and enjoyed it. Apparently my taste has changed significantly since... I would not even bother to read this as a "quick read" for a plane ride... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 9/19/2013

    " I started this several months ago, then stopped reading it for some unknown reason. I picked it back up from my bedside stack of half read books and finished in two days. It is a wonderful addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 8/24/2013

    " Liked this, too. I got on a roll clearly, and just ate them up like candy. "

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

    " Didn't enjoy this as much as the first two, but I suspect it's was because the focus was on the daughter rather than the mother. So long since I read it that I can't remember the characters' names... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/18/2013

    " I love this series by Adriana Trigiani!! This one makes me miss my husband so very much:( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Doyle | 3/7/2013

    " Great book-I am learing alot from Ave Maria... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/5/2013

    " I didn't like this one as well as the rest of the series, but it was still good. I'm looking forward to the next (and I think last) one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 1/4/2013

    " This was the 3rd and last book I think) in this series. I really enjoyed these books and all the characters - Eva Marie, Etta, Ida Lou, Pearl. I liked the story of Eva & Etta coming into their relationship together. I'll be anxious to see the movie of Big Stone Gap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 11/14/2012

    " Always enjoy Trigiani, but I have started this series with the current book instead of at the beginning. Should have started with Big Stone Gap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Anne | 10/8/2012

    " Somewhat less self-absorbed protagonist than previous effort. This one had almost too much about Italy (altho I LUV Italy!). The first one was the best of the 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/1/2012

    " This was a good book! It was about experiences in life. It did have some things in it I disagreed with, but for the most part, it was an interesting book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 9/14/2012

    " This one was more like the first for me--more enjoyable than the second. I was not fully engrossed in the series, but I did enjoy following the stories of the characters and finding out how some of their decisions played out in their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jolynn Powers | 6/18/2012

    " The best of the three. "

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