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Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
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“...I've made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I've seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who's not very cute - her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn't grow right, and she's got on thick glasses - but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she's a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women - to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake - allof those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us...”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“The terrible things that happen to us in life never make any sense when we're in the middle of them, floundering, no end in sight. There is no rope to hang on to, it seems. Mothers can soothe children during those times, through their reassurance. No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever. There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you'd had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childgood goes with her. Memories are very different and cannot soothe you the same way her touch did.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever. There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you'd had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother's house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count of the Bookmobile.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“Having a purpose is the little secret of the nonpretties. Something to do always beats something to look at.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“The best thing a father can do for his son is love his mother.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“Or maybe when she realized that he was never going to come and rescue her, she did what all strong women do. She found a way to save herself.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“All your life you was one thing. And now you can be something else if you want! Somebody completely different. You can actually start yourself over from scratch. Turn yourself into what you have always wanted to be!”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
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“a dozen...chocolate chip cookies...a pot of coffee, and a good book are all I will need for the rainy weekend rolling in.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“Do Italians tell you everything they feel without censor?”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“At long last, somebody believes in her. Tonight in this exchange she has gained the tools with which she will build her self esteem: She has been chosen and she has security. Maybe this is all that a person ever needs to succeed. Pearl has been picked, and that has begun to define her.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“Life is a mystery to lived, not a problem to be solved.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“I learned that I wasn't happy. It's a terrifying thing to admit. It puts everyone around you in a state of paralysis because they think that they are somehow responsible for your sadness and can fix it. Of course they cannot. I know happiness exists somewhere and if I knew where, I would go to it and claim it. I realize I have spent my life reacting to things and not initiating them.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“The girl who built her life so carefully so she’d never have to ask anybody for anything. I have had it with me. Whoever I was!”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“The terrible things that happen to us in this life never make any sense when we’re in the middle of them, floundering, no end in sight. There is no rope to hang on to, it”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“The terrible things that happen to us in this life never make any sense when we’re in the middle of them, floundering, no end in sight.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
“We need the work. We’ll do a”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap