Friday, January 27, 2012

Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, Book 1)Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the first selection of 2012 for evening bookclub and a welcome change of pace from our many recent serious reads. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! I loved the opening paragraph and once I was into the novel, I didn't want to put it down. I'd definitely like to read the others in this series which is unusual for me. Different than most contemporary Southern reads I've read. Leaning towards the chick-lit side but not so much that it turned me off. A cute, easy read despite a few sad parts. Her descriptive writing is vivid without being fluffy or wordy and she paints a beautiful picture of the mountains in West VA and gives a great sense of place. Just the change of pace I may have needed to give my reading rut the boot once and for all!

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Lisa said...

I still have not read any of Trigiani's novels but really do need to pick one up and jump in. They seem to be universally loved!

Jo said...

That's what I've heard! I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. We'll see if I enjoy the next in the series!

Sydney said...

I ADORE Adriana Trigiani! When I was still a TV news producer, I booked her as a guest on my show. She was so, so kind. I've kept in contact with her over the years... I've gone to see her when she comes to our local bookstore for readings. She's very active on Facebook, and my book club did an author chat with her a few years ago. She is just funny and down to earth. Even if she didn't really remember me, she faked it well enough for me to feel like we're friends! Her books are so great!