Big Stone Gap is a sleepy hamlet where kids get married and start families at eighteen, and stay for ever. So thirty-five-year old Ave Maria Mulligan is something of an oddity. A self-proclaimed spinster, as the local pharmacist she's been keeping the townsfolk's secrets for years. Now Ave Maria is about to discover a scandal in her own family's past that will blow the lid right off her quiet, uneventful life. Soon she's juggling two unexpected marriage proposals and conducting a no-holds-barred family feud. The thought of spending the rest of her life in Big Stone Gap is suddenly overwhelming... With an unforgettable cast of characters and a heroine with an extraordinary story to tell, all living in this quirky, remarkable town where even Elizabeth Taylor pays a visit, BIG STONE GAP is a wonderfully vibrant, unashamedly feel-good debut.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Sarah Jessica Parker Hilarious and romantic. I couldn't put it down -- a real page-turner
Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafE Funny, charming and original
John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Its characters are bizarre, its story is hilarious, and it hooked me on page one