• The cover of the book Big Stone Gap

    Big Stone Gap

    Big Stone Gap, Virginia

    A love poem to the Appalachian community and its delightful quirks. It doesn’t get more picturesque Americana than Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Trigiani does a masterful job capturing the small town secrets and big hearts. Visit and you’ll be convinced everyone is Ava Maria welcoming you with open arms. Bonus feature: Big Stone Gap, the movie starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Whoopi Goldberg, opens October 9, 2015. Read, visit, see the film: the perfect trifecta.

     
  • The cover of the book Hausfrau

    Hausfrau

    Zürich, Switzerland

    Imagine a desperate, modern American housewife in the suburbs of old-world Zürich. That’s this powerful, debut novel. We’re privy to the complicated, inner life of Anna Benz’s Swiss world. Upon turning the last page, you’ll want to visit Zürich’s nearly 180-year-old Sprüngli café and have a wicked affair—with chocolate!

     
  • The cover of the book I Shall Be Near To You

    I Shall Be Near To You

    Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland

    Based on true documentation that women dressed as men and joined the ranks during the Civil War. The novel follows one such brave soldier in masquerade, Rosetta Wakefield, as she ventures into the heart of bloody combat to be near her husband. This book will have you marching across Antietam Battlefield, aching with the story you carry and forever remembering the bravery of America’s forebears.

     
  • The cover of the book The Invention of Wings

    The Invention of Wings

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Inspired by real-life abolitionist and suffragette Sarah Grimke in nineteenth-century Charleston, the book is a portrait of America’s historic racial conflict and a tribute to the good southerners who put their lives on the line for the sake of friendship and equality. You’ll be craving shrimp and grits, humming Gullah songs, and taking a tour of the Grimke house on Broad Street.