Ladies With Books met last night to discuss Adriana Trigiani's book Home to Big Stone Gap. It's the 4th in the Big Stone Gap series. I read it only to discover that there were two books in- between the first and fourth. I headed to the library and read the other two: Big Cherry Holler and Milk Glass Moon. I loved this series! This was Ruby's choice so she led the discussion and provided the refreshments - all in honor of the wedding of the characters, Otto and Fleeta. We had carrot cake, orange sherbet punch, and Chex mix. Trigiani's characters are simple and become your friends as you become immersed in their lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. You also experience Italy through the life-experience of Ave Maria, the central character. Italy is dear to my heart as I experienced it on vacation a couple of years ago. The author does a great job in describing the small towns and landscape of Italy. I recommend this series.
The blog will be quiet for the next few days as I head for K-State in Manhattan, Ks. for the annual Master Gardener Conference. Looking forward to learning more and enjoying MG friends for a couple of days.