Home to Big Stone Gap

  • by Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by Adriana Trigiani
  • 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the novels of the New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. In Home to Big Stone Gap, she tells her most powerful story yet, full of humor and heart, wisdom, and hope. Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the town of Big Stone Gap has been home for Ave Maria Mulligan Machesney and her family for generations. She's been married to her beloved Jack for nearly 20 years, raised one child and buried another, and run a business that binds her community together, all while holding her tight circle of family and friends close.
But Ave Maria has reached a turning point. When a friend's postcard arrives with the message "It's time to live your life for you", Ave Maria realizes that it's time to go in search of brand-new dreams. But before she can put her foot on the path, her life is turned upside down and she has no choice but to reinvent her world, her life, and herself, whether she wants to or not.
Trigiani is at her best in this exquisite page-turner. Home to Big Stone Gap is an emotional and unforgettable journey that reminds us that you can go home again and again.


What the Critics Say

"Funny, charming, and original." (Fannie Flagg)
"Trigiani is a wonderful storyteller." (USA Today)
"With her original cast of characters, playwright and television writer Trigiani blends playfulness and pathos in this evocative portrait of a small southern town." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Author Should Narrate the Entire Series

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Specifically the auidobook, I bought the 4th book, Home to Big Stone Gap, in the abridged version mainly because I wanted to hear it narrated by the author, as the first three books were. It was a huge disappointment that the 4th book chose a different narrator for the unabridged version.

Have you listened to any of Adriana Trigiani’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I specifically bought the abridged version of this 4th book in the series, because I loved hearing Adriana Trigiani's narration throughout the whole series. Unfortunately, the author did not narrate the 4th unabridged version.

Could you see Home to Big Stone Gap being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I saw Adriana Trigani in an interview promoting the movie, which is what led me to the books, so when I hear her voice reading the books, Ave Maria is Adriana Trigani in my head, but I am dying to see the movie!

Any additional comments?

Please have the author record the 4th volume unabridged!!!!

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- Colleen


Adriana Trigiani has Southwest Va down to a art.. I live near Big Stone Gap and know this area really well... I can envision the areas she is depicting with such clarity.
Even when she talks about Europe it all becomes clear in my mind... like you are actually there.

This is a Must read... I loved it and waiting for more in the BSG series.
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- Bristol Bostons

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2006
  • Publisher: Random House Audio