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Big Stone Gap comes home

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You don’t often read a novel that is equal parts funny, romantic and heartwarming, but Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani, is exactly that. It’s no wonder that the book (and it’s three sequels!) have a rabid following, with fans across the world eager to read more and more about Ave Maria and her life in the quaint, Appalachian town of Big Stone Gap. After years of trying to see it adapted for the big screen, the book has recently been made into a movie starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson—guaranteeing an even wider audience for Trigiani’s beloved story. At the heart of the Big Stone Gap series is Ave Maria Mulligan, a self-proclaimed spinster at 35 who owns the…

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