BIG CHERRY HOLLER: A Big Stone Gap Novel

Adriana Trigiani, Author, Adriana Trigiani, Read by , read by the author. Random House $25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-375-41921-8

"Something is wrong. Something has shifted and the change was so subtle and so quiet that we hardly noticed it. We pull against each other now." Ave Mari is describing her marriage to miner Jack MacChesney after eight years. During that period they had two children: a daughter, Etta, who is now an energetic preteen, and a son, Joe, who died suddenly of leukemia. Joe's death and the sorrow and pain beneath a tranquil surface is the focus of this tale. When the mine closes, Jack loses his job and Ave suspects that he is involved with another woman. She visits her family in Italy for the summer and finds time to gather her thoughts, to question her behavior as well as Jack's. There she meets the handsome Pete Rutledge, and her own fidelity is tested. Trigiani (Big Stone Gap) reads this story convincingly, with the rural Virginia accent of the friendly and earnest Ave. Well-paced and engaging, this deeply felt story invites the listener to reflect on the nature of love.

Simultaneous release with the Random House hardcover(Forecasts, May 14). (May)

Reviewed on: 08/06/2001
Release date: 05/01/2001
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