By Adriana Trigiani
Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny city of massive Stone hole is domestic to a few of the main fascinating eccentrics within the nation. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five yr previous pharmacist with a "mountain girl's physique and a flat behind." She lives an amiable existence with reliable neighbors and many leisure pursuits till the fateful day in 1978 while she all at once discovers that she's now not who she consistently idea she was once. ahead of she will be able to blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, scuffling with off grasping relatives, organizing a party for traveling celebrities, and making plans the journey of a lifetime--a journey that may swap her view of the realm and her personal position in it ceaselessly. Brimming with humor and clever notions of small-town existence, gigantic Stone hole is a gem of a ebook with a tremendous middle. . . .
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West Street. Fulton. Vesey. It was a silence that heard itself, awful and beautiful. Some thought at first that it must have been a trick of the light, something to do with the weather, an accident of shadowfall. Others figured it might be the perfect city joke—stand around and point upward, until people gathered, tilted their heads, nodded, affirmed, until all were staring upward at nothing at all, like waiting for the end of a Lenny Bruce gag. But the longer they watched, the surer they were.
He stayed where He was needed. He took little or nothing along, a pair of sandals, a bit of a shirt, a few odds and ends to stave off the loneliness. He never rejected the world. If He had rejected it, He would have been rejecting mystery. And if He rejected mystery, He would have been rejecting faith. What Corrigan wanted was a fully believable God, one you could find in the grime of the everyday. The comfort he got from the hard, cold truth—the filth, the war, the poverty—was that life could be capable of small beauties.
I was hardly devastated, but I had left Corrigan dozens of messages, and even got through to the Bronx police, but they said there was nothing they could do. In the graveyard I had kept turning, hoping to see him coming up the narrow laneway, maybe even in one of our father’s old suits, but he never appeared. “Not too many people there,” I said. “Small English churchyard. A man cutting the grass. ” He kept tilting the teacup on his hand, as if trying to get the last drops out. ” he said finally.
Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, Book 1) by Adriana Trigiani