Friday, 11 July 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Big Stone Gap)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.

 

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

 

This will 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.

 

Big Stone Gap 

 

Book Description:


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. 

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this does sound like a really interesting read! I wonder what suddenly happens to change her life so much! And now I'm really craving some chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  2. I loved this series. The author's word pictures brought me right into the story. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SMALL BLESSINGS”

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  3. This sounds like an excellent rags-to-riches story with a Blue Ridge twist. Enjoy your cookies, coffee, and reading.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WHAT MATTERS MOST.

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  4. Oh it sounds like you're in for a great weekend ;) Happy reading!

    My BB & 56 

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  5. This book sounds like a modern day Pride and Prejudice :) Thanks for sharing!

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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  6. Anything Adrianna is good. Love your description.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, this is the first one of hers I've read. It's very good so far.

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  7. I remember really liking Big Stone Gap. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Anne, enjoying it so far just not finding much time to read at the moment.

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  8. I've seen good things about Big Stone Gap. I need to find a copy!

    2 Kids and Tired Books

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  9. A rainy weekend, chocolate chip cookies, a pot of coffee and a good book sounds like absolute heaven! I've never heard of this book but I've added it to my wishlist! Sounds like this should be a must read for me!

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  10. You've read my mind. I thought of Trigiani today. I need to read the third book in the Stone Gap series. I would also like to read The Shoemaker's Wife. Have fun reading.

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  11. Yum cookies! They go good with books! :) Thanks for stopping my blog! :)

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