"Trigiani's novels, set in small-town Virginia, are about family and friends, love and loss as well as daily dilemas we all face - and they are utterly addictive."
"Must Read" - "Home to Big Stone Gap is as quirky and charming as her first novel. If you are not a fan already, you will be after this."
"If you love curling up with charming tales of small towns and quirky characters, switch off with this."
——Cosmopolitan, U.K. Four stars.
"Tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia is Big Stone Gap, the bucolic backdrop for Trigiani's popular series. With her original cast of characters, playwright and television writer Trigiani blends playfulness and pathos in this evocative portrait of a small southern town. Fans of the Big Stone Gap series can look forward to a feature film; Trigiani has written the screenplay and is slated to direct."
——Booklist, Starred Review
"The delightful Blue Ridge Mountain town of Big Stone Gap, Va., once again comes to life through the voice of Ave Maria MacChesney in Trigiani's fourth entry in the series. Memorable characters and smalltown magic (including recipes) continue to have appeal, but unwanted pregnancies, mountain strip-mining, the rearing up of old griefs and a trip to Scotland (given short shrift) have a kitchen-sink feel."
"Is there ever trouble for Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney, heroine of Trigiani's beloved Big Stone Gap novels, starting with her married daughter's move to Italy and leading right up to a stranger's disturbing appearance in town. With a ten-city tour."