Big Stone Gap : Like many small towns, Big Stone Gap has a large cast of "characters" among its residents. From the sexy librarian that drives the Bookmobile to the snake-handling preacher, the town is home to a charming, eccentric bunch. At their center is Ave Maria Mulligan, who has just lost her mother to cancer and who believes her life has just about hit its peak. Until she receives a letter left by her mother, opening up a side of the family that Ave Maria never knew existed. As she embarks on a quest to reunite with her family, Ave Maria maintains a delightful sense of humor that saves the day many times. "Big Stone Gap" is the warm, funny, compassionate tale of a small town and the delightful things that can happen in the most unexpected places to the most unsuspecting people.