TITLE: BIG CHERRY HOLLER
AUTHOR: ADRIANA TRIGIANI
Details: no. 2 in the Big Stone Gap series
Audio/9 cd's/10 hours/Narrator: Kate Forbes
Ave Maria has been married to Jack for 8 years when this story starts. During that time they got two children, the older, Etta is now 8, but the younger, a boy named Joe, died from leukemia a few years back.
Although Ave is not aware of it, or doesn't allow herself to be aware of it, her marriage is under huge pressure and at risk of falling apart.
It takes a summer apart from each other and flirtations with others from both her and Jack to make Ave realise what she has, how close to losing it she has come, and what to do to fix it.
A book written like life is lived; intimate, deep, sad, funny and exasperating in turn. It made for a fascinating listening experience with a good narrator.