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 captivating eccentrics within the country. 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 pals and many spare time activities until eventually the fateful day in 1978 whilst she unexpectedly discovers that she's now not who she continuously notion she used to be. earlier than she will blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, struggling with off grasping relatives, organizing a party for vacationing celebrities, and making plans the journey of a lifetime--a journey that may swap her view of the area and her personal position in it ceaselessly. Brimming with humor and clever notions of small-town existence, giant Stone hole is a gem of a e-book with a huge center. . . .
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I mentioned this to my grandfather one day when we happened to be alone in the living-room. ” I asked. “Here in Brekkukot we know this clock only very slightly,” he replied. “We only know that it tells the days and the hours right down to seconds. But your grandmother’s great-uncle, who owned this clock for sixty-five years, told me that the previous owner had said that it once told the phases of the moon—before some watchmaker got at it. ” “You must be hearing things, my child,” said my grandfather.
28 THE FISH CAN SING 4 WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE? I have now said something about fish, but I have not said anything yet about the Bible. I cannot leave this subject without referring briefly to the price of the Bible in our house. My grandfather Björn of Brekkukot was no bookman. I never knew him to read anything other than the family Book of Sermons by Bishop Jón Vídalín—unless one counts that he sometimes ran his eye over the advertisements in the Ísafold. He read aloud from Vídalín every Sunday just after noon.
And so, when the wind was right, you could hear two bells chiming in harmony in our little turf cottage, the one of silver and the other of copper. Our clock had a decorated face, and in the middle of the ornamentation one could read the legend that this clock had been made by Mr James Cowan of Edinburgh, 1750. It had no doubt been built to stand in some other house than Brekkukot, for its plinth had had to be removed so that it could fit under our ceiling. This clock ticked to a slow and stately measure, and I soon got the notion that no A S T R A N G E C R E AT U R E 7 other clock was worth taking seriously.
Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, Book 1) by Adriana Trigiani