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Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
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May 27, 2009

liked it

This book would fit into my book category called mindless fun: enjoyable characters and easy to read. Here's what I didn't like: I kept wondering if this was the 1st book in the series - too many vague references to past events that did eventually come to light but still TOO MANY. Secondly, I found the relativism to be off-putting - i.e. family is who you are with, it doesn't matter what you believe since all paths lead to God, etc. The book is very in tune to what American readers want to hear. Lastly, Jon lived in a holler in West Virginia for several years. I had a hard time enjoying the characters at first b/c all I could think about was the backward people from his hometown . . . glad the author found educated people to grow up with in southern VA.

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