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The Giver of Stars

2019 . Fiction, Historical, Romance, Women . Jojo Moyes

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About the book

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

Year:

2019

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin

Pages:

400

ISBN:

0399562486 (ISBN13: 9780399562488)

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Reviews

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New York Times Best Sellers image

10 months ago

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In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.

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Terri Tadlock

12 months ago

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I did not know about the book women of Eastern Kentucky. The author Jojo Moyes creates an amazing story with women you can laugh and cry with. A must read for lovers of historical fiction.

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Reeses Book Club image

1 year ago

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November ‘19 | “For years I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling and y’all already know how much I love historical fiction! Set in Kentucky during the 1930’s, the story follows a small group of women known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together, especially for these women who are completely bonded by their love of literature” - Reese Witherspoon

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Caroline Lasorsa image

11 months ago

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It took me awhile to get into it, but it ended up being a great read

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

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Beautiful story set in rural Kentucky in the 30’s. Enjoyed this very much.

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