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Milk Glass Moon
by Adriana Trigiani
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Ballantine, 2003 (2002)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Milk Glass Moon is the third in the Big Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani, following Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler. They are all delightful books about family and relationships, the ups and downs of life, and how people handle both.

Ave Maria MacChesney is married to Jack Mac. In Milk Glass Moon, we watch their daughter Etta grow up, and share Ave's trials and tribulations in raising her. Etta morphs from a sweet, clinging child to a young woman, seemingly overnight. And when Ave travels to Italy to visit her relatives, she runs into a handsome young man who makes her question her life choices.

Iva Lou, the Bookmobile lady in Big Stone Gap, has a hard choice of her own to make. And Spec, the EMT in that same novel, runs into health problems. Pearl meets her life mate and nothing seems the same for Ave. Maybe it's time to move on, make some changes, since the only absolute in her life is her friendship with Theodore.

This is an altogether delightful series with characters who could be your friends or neighbors - that is, if you lived in the mountains of Virginia.

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