Adriana Trigiani’s debut novel, Big Stone Gap, told the story of Ave Maria Mulligan, a self-proclaimed spinster pharmacist in the author’s real-life hometown of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Ave Maria returns in a sequel, which begins eight years after her marriage to coal miner Jack McChesney.

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  • Adriana Trigiani award-wining playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker, and author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap trilogy, "Lucia, Lucia" and "The Queen of the Big Time," and "Rococo," and co-author of "Cooking With My Sisters."

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