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Big Cherry Holler (Ballantine Reader's Circle)by Adriana Trigiani
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Eight years have passed since Ave Maria Mulligan married Jack Mac, moved up into the hills, and dug her roots in even deeper. But Ave Maria soon discovers that the mountains cannot shelter her from the painful lessons of the heart. As her life reaches a crossroads, almost everybody in town has advice to offer?including the Bookmobile's self-appointed sexpert Iva Lou Wade, savvy pharmacy owner Pearl Grimes ("a very mature twenty-four"), crusty chain-smoking cashier Fleeta, and of course, the always-wise band director Theodore Tipton, now unofficially "out" and about. But when Ave Maria takes her daughter to Italy for the summer, her passion for a seductive stranger will test her marriage — and push her to choose the man who is truly her destiny.
"Trigiani is a wonderful storyteller....Readers will enjoy Big Cherry Holler immensely." USA Today
"Recommended...This novel of love and forgiveness delivers its story in a believable manner. Ave Maria remains someone readers would like to know, and Iva Lou, her librarian friend, still has her finger on the pulse of Mars/Venus relationships in this neck of the woods." Library Journal
The beloved author of "Big Stone Gap" returns with the continuing story of Ave Maria Mulligan and the rest of the Gap's unforgettable townsfolk. "A big-hearted novel that alternates dollops of comfort with moments of folksy charm and stark poignancy."--"Publishers Weekly."
About the Author
Adriana Trigiani grew up in Virginia and now lives in New York City with her husband. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Big Cherry Holler is her second novel. She is currently at work on the film version of her first novel Big Stone Gap, for which she wrote the screenplay and which she will also direct.
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