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The Giver of Stars 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 EmporiumAlice 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.

About the Author: Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years In 2001 she became a full time novelist Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.She is mar

10 thoughts on “The Giver of Stars

  1. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE I was so excited to see that Ms Moyes had chosen to write a historical fiction novel and was fortunate enough to obtain an advanced readers copy It is different from her previous contemporary women s fiction and I thoroughly enjoyed it This book is a quick read, the prose flows beautifully and the plot moves along at a good pace I found the characters to be well developed, interesting and u

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    I don t have to give 5 billion stars to this book I would donate the full galaxy system to the author if I could I already made a phone call and talked to a NASA technician about their star auction department, unfortunately he hanged up on my face Can you believe it And I told them I was Buzz Aldrin s wife, those young people are really disrespectful, see I still stay in role This amazing, fantastic, funny

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    A brilliant epic historical drama set in the US Depression era in Kentucky and the Appalachians from Jojo Moyes that draws on real life actual history Those who have been life long readers will understand the power of books and reading, Moyes focuses on just how important books can be in challenging and changing people and in shaping the world in this powerful telling of the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky

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    Since you get joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt started a traveling library program and many women answered the call to become traveling librarians Women traveled on horseback to bring books to those living in rural areas From the years of 1936 to 1940 over 100,000 people were brought books

  5. says:

    I am far in the minority here with this one For someone who rarely is I am not sure what is wrong with me Way too much drama here for me and with similarities to

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    The Giver of Stars is a historical fiction novel featuring true events that took place in Kentucky in late 30s and early 40s when a group of young women got employed by a US government scheme to go into the mountains on horses and take books to families who might not otherwise get a chance to read.I wasn t sure what to expect from this book I did enjoy the author s Me Before You but didn t feel the need to carry o

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    Historical fiction based on a true story of horse riding librarians who were the Great Depression s bookmobiles Diverse young women, their saddlebags full of books, preparing to ride out in vast and often unfriendly terrain or reading to families who had nothing Books librarians strong diverse women horses mountains hardships incredible unexplored history great characters me being the victim of a very brutal robbery

  8. says:

    Anyone who has read a jojo moyles book knows that, in reality no reviews of a new book by her are needed as her writing is the biz I had no idea what this book was about just the author was enough for me to want to read and review and so when I read the intro was surprised to read the book is based on a group of women in Kentucky in the late 1930 s who, via horseback, start a library to help encourage people in remote

  9. says:

    This is a wonderful tribute to how books can change people s lives and to the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians, so of course I loved this book I first heard of the Pack Horse Librarians when I read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek It s a fascinating piece of history This initiative was started by Eleanor Roosevelt as part of the Works Progress Administration set up in the mid 1930 s At first I thought that this would b

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    The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a story based in the 1930s about the Horseback Librarians Horseback Librarians did exist and this is a story of a new branch, The Baileyville Packhorse Library, Kentucky.Five women risk long rides everyday over inhospitable terrain in all weathers to bring, books and magazines to poor people living far from town with little or no transport People are wary of them and they have to take t

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