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Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Thiswill be a good weekend for reading. I picked up a dozen of Vernie Crabtree's killer chocolate chip cookies at the French Club bake sale yesterday. (I don't know what she puts in them, but they're chewy and crispy at the same time.) Those, a pot of coffee, and a good book are all I will need for the rainy weekend rolling in.
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.