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“I’ve been a big fan of Jojo Moyes. His characters are very compelling… It’s a great narrative about personal strength and it really captures how books bring communities together.” -Reese witherspoon
From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, an impressive story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.
Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve in hopes of escaping his suffocating life in England. But the small town of Kentucky quickly proves to be equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her pretentious father-in-law. So when a call is made for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new roving library, Alice eagerly checks in.
The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, a smart and self-sufficient woman who has never asked a man for permission at all. They will be joined by three other unique women known as the Kentucky Packhorse Librarians.
What happens to them, and to the men they love, becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be intimidated by men or by convention. And while they face all sorts of dangers in a landscape that is sometimes breathtakingly beautiful, in others brutal, they are committed to their work: bringing books to people who have never had one, arming them with events that will change their lives.
Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unmatched in scope and epic in its narrative. Fun, heartbreaking, gripping, it is destined to become a modern classic: a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, true love, and what happens when we reach beyond our reach for the great beyond.
- Name: The Giver of Stars
- Writer: Jojo Moyes
- Categories: English Literature, English Novel
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books; 1st Edition edition (October 8, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399562486
- ISBN-13: 978-0399562488
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 4,296 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70 in Books
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