Big Stone Gap

  • Filename: big-stone-gap.
  • ISBN: 073855393X
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 127
  • Author: Sharon B. Ewing
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

In 1908, author John Fox Jr. published his best-selling novel The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, and with it, he brought Big Stone Gap into homes across the country. In modern times, Big Stone Gap is best known for a series of novels by hometown author Adriana Trigiani. "The Gap" has always been in the vocabulary of Southwest Virginians but has now taken root on the national scene for a second time in history. Big Stone Gap has since dubbed itself "the Little Town with the Big Story." This story began in the 1880s with the discovery of nearby coalfields that sent Northern investors into an expansion frenzy. The town was touted as the new "Pittsburgh of the South" with its railroads, hotels, and vibrant business and cultural scenes.

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

  • Filename: the-little-bookstore-of-big-stone-gap.
  • ISBN: 9781250010643
  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Wendy Welch
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

An inspiring true story about losing your place, finding your purpose, and building a community one book at a time. Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue thier dream. The only problems? A declining U.S. economy, a small town with no industry, and the advent of the e-book. They also had no idea how to run a bookstore. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business - they built a community. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is the little bookstore that could: how two people, two cats, two dogs, and thirty-eight thousand books helped a small town find its heart. It is a story about people and books, and how together they create community.

Home to Big Stone Gap

  • Filename: home-to-big-stone-gap.
  • ISBN: 9780739326817
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney confronts dramatic changes in her life--her daughter's marriage and move to Italy, her husband's new job, and a mysterious stranger with a long-buried secret--as she must come to terms with the past in order to build a new life for herself, in a novel that features the familiar and zany characters of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. (General Fiction)

Milk Glass Moon

  • Filename: milk-glass-moon.
  • ISBN: 9780345445858
  • Release Date: 2003-07-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

Ave Maria faces unexpected tests of her faith, conscience, and understanding as her daughter confronts adulthood, her friends in Big Stone Gap deal with major life changes of their own, and her husband sets out to reinvent his life.

Big Stone Gap

  • Filename: big-stone-gap.
  • ISBN: 1416502033
  • Release Date: 2007-09-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher:

The first in the series, BIG STONE GAP stars an unforgettable cast of characters and a heroine with an extraordinary story to tell. This is a wonderfully vibrant, unashamedly feel-good debut. BIG CHERRY HOLLER is the extraordinary sequel to BIG STONE GAP, taking us back to mountain life in Virginia and also to Italy. A deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way, and their struggle to find each other again. The third in the series, MILK GLASS MOON sees Ave Maria led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation.

The Queen of the Big Time

  • Filename: the-queen-of-the-big-time.
  • ISBN: 9781588364050
  • Release Date: 2004-07-06
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Random House

Known and loved around the world for her sweeping Big Stone Gap trilogy and the instant New York Times bestseller Lucia, Lucia, Adriana Trigiani returns to the charm and drama of small-town life with Queens of the Big Time. This heartfelt story of the limits and power of love chronicles the remarkable lives of the Castellucas, an Italian-American family, over the course of three generations. In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village in the Bari region of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, made a mass migration to the promised land of America. They settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, and re-created their former lives in their new home–down to the very last detail of who lived next door to whom. The village’s annual celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel–or “the Big Time,” as the occasion is called by the young women who compete to be the pageant’s Queen–is the centerpiece of Roseto’s colorful old-world tradition. The industrious Castellucas farm the land outside Roseto. Nella, the middle daughter of five, aspires to a genteel life “in town,” far from the rigors of farm life, which have taken a toll on her mother and forced her father to take extra work in the slate quarries to make ends meet. But Nella’s dreams of making her own fortune shift when she meets Renato Lanzara, the son of a prominent Roseto family. Renato is a worldly, handsome, devil-may-care poet who has a way with words that makes him irresistible. Their friendship ignites into a fiery romance that Nella is certain will lead to marriage. But Nella is not alone in her pursuit: every girl in town seems to want Renato. When he disappears without explanation, Nella is left with a shattered heart. Four years later, Renato’s sudden return to Roseto the night before Nella’s wedding to the steadfast Franco Zollerano leaves her and the Castelluca family shaken. For although Renato has chosen a path very different from Nella’s, they are fated to live and work in Roseto, where the past hangs over them like a brewing storm. An epic of small-town life, etched in glorious detail in the trademark Trigiani style, The Queen of the Big Time is the story of a determined, passionate woman who can never forget her first love. From the Hardcover edition.

Brava Valentine

  • Filename: brava-valentine.
  • ISBN: 9780061969423
  • Release Date: 2010-03-16
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

“Delightful, energetic. . . . Trigiani is a seemingly effortless storyteller.” — Boston Globe Award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker Adriana Trigiani returns with Brava, Valentine, continuing the heartwarming and hilarious story of Valentine Roncalli, her family, her love life, and the Angelini Shoe Company. Following on the heels of the New York Times bestseller Very Valentine (hailed by People magazine as “Sex and the City meets Moonstruck”), Brava, Valentine is another tour-de-force from the beloved author of bestselling novels Lucia, Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, and the Big Stone Gap series.

Very Valentine

  • Filename: very-valentine.
  • ISBN: 9781847377357
  • Release Date: 2009-05-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In this contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of custom wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family businesses in Greenwich Village. On the brink of financial ruin, it falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented but unsuspecting apprentice, to bring her family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century. Juggling a romantic relationship with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design competition for a prestigious department store, Valentine accompanies her grandmother and master artisan Teodora to Italy in the hope of finding inspiration. There, in Tuscany and on the Isle of Capri, she discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life around in ways she never expected.

The Shoemaker s Wife

  • Filename: the-shoemaker-s-wife.
  • ISBN: 9781849834247
  • Release Date: 2012-05-24
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The lives of two young Italian lovers, Enza Ravanelli, a practical girl born into poverty and Ciro Amadei, a dreamer raised in a convent orphanage, are woven together in this lush, epic novel set against the landscape of world events in the first half of the 20thcentury. The Shoemaker's Wifespans two world wars, immigration, the birth of American manufacturing, the rigors of assimilation and the perils of the Great Depression. Like the times they were born into, Enza and Ciro's story is filled with surprising twists and turns. Together, they embrace the promise of a new and better life as they attempt to survive by the labour of their own hands. But when Ciro is diagnosed with a deadly cancer from the bombs he endured in World War I, he returns home alone to Italy to say goodbye, and solve a final mystery about his family.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

  • Filename: the-trail-of-the-lonesome-pine.
  • ISBN: 0813101565
  • Release Date: 1984-05
  • Number of pages: 421
  • Author: John Fox
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In the early 1900s, the advent of coal and the resulting industrialization of the isolated Cumberland Mountain region of Kentucky and Virginia bring many changes to the feuding Tolliver and Fallin clans. Engineer Jack Hale comes to the region to make his fortune, but stays when he falls in love with the mountains and with a simple mountain girl.

The Supreme Macaroni Company

  • Filename: the-supreme-macaroni-company.
  • ISBN: 9780062136602
  • Release Date: 2013-11-26
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York's Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani's many fans will adore.

All the Stars in the Heavens

  • Filename: all-the-stars-in-the-heavens.
  • ISBN: 9781471136375
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 463
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, Carole Lombard lead a magnificent cast of characters, real and imagined, in Adriana Trigiani's new novel set in the rich landscape of 1930s' Los Angeles. In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Trigiani takes us back to the golden age of movie-making and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame, success - and love. With meticulous, beautiful detail, she paints a rich landscape, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

Big Stone Gap Big Cherry Holler

  • Filename: big-stone-gap-big-cherry-holler.
  • ISBN: 9780345486615
  • Release Date: 2005-05
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

It's 1978, and Ave Maria Mulligan is the thirty-five-year-old self-proclaimed spinster of Big Stone Gap, a sleepy hamlet in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She's also the local pharmacist, the co-captain of the Rescue Squad, and the director of The

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