The Giver of Stars


      The Giver of Stars
Set in Depression era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium When Alice Wright agrees to marry handsome American Bennett Van Cleve and leave behind her stifling life in England for a new adventure in Kentucky, she s soon disenchanted by her newlywed status and overbearing father in law, owner of the local coal mine 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, the smart talking, self sufficient daughter of a notorious local criminal, a woman who s never asked a man s permission for anything Alice finds Margery as bracing and courageous as anyone she s ever met and comes to rely on her, especially as her marriage starts to fail They will be joined by three diverse women and become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky What happens to these women and to the men they love becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion Though they face all kinds of dangers from moonshiners to snakes, from mountains to floods and social disapproval to boot But they believe deeply in their work bringing books to people who had never had any, expanding horizons and arming them with facts that will change their lives.Based on a true story rooted in America s past, the storytelling itself here is enthralling the pages fly, and the book is unparalleled in its scope and its epic breadth Funny, heartbreaking, and rewarding, it is a rich novel of women s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. Free Read The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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 married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The Giver of Stars
  • Jojo Moyes
  • English
  • 22 June 2017
  • 0399562486

10 thoughts on “ The Giver of Stars

  1. says:

    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 The English Alice Wright weds American Bennett Van Cleve on his European Tour to escape 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 The English Alice Wright weds American Bennett Van Cleve on his European Tour to escape the limitations of her life However, she is to rue her decision when she arrives in Baileyville, Kentucky and the realities and restrictions of small town living begin to sink in, made all theunbearable by her father in law She is to take the momentous step of volunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt s efforts to establish travelling libraries, despite...

  2. says:

    COMING SOON, OCTOBER 8, 2019 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 unique.As you all know from the blurb this book is based on the 1930 COMING SOON, OCTOBER 8, 2019 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, interesti...

  3. says:

    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 on with the two follow up books Some stories are better left alone The Giver of S 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 on with the two follow up books Some stories are better left alone The Giver of Stars is a completely different kind of book and I have to say, the first few chapters were just ok for me But then something clicked and I started really enjoying the story and getting to know the two main female characters, the English bride Alice and the stubborn troublemaker Margery The Giver of Stars is a riveting story of extraordinary, courageous and determined women and highlights the importance of books in people s lives If you enjoy historical fiction from early 20th century...

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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 ro...

  5. 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 areas to read, it wasn t I thought, probably a book for me but of course 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 wa...

  6. says:

    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 magazine...

  7. says:

    If I could give 10 stars, that still wouldn t be enough Incredible unexplored history meets well honed characters you become fully devoted to plus throughout the story Moyes weaves incredible literary passages, newspaper or journal snippets, which helps illustrate the journey the characters are living with beguiling clarity For fans of the unyielding frontier heroism, for readers of layered history, and incredible character growth and connection as well as those who adore and or have never r If I could give 10 stars, that still wouldn t be enough Incredible unexplored history meets well honed characters you become fully devoted to plus throughout the story Moyes weaves incredible literary passages, newspaper or journal snippets, which helps illustrate the journey the characters are living with beguiling clarity For fans of the unyielding frontier heroism, for readers of layered history, and in...

  8. says:

    The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes is set in Kentucky during the 1930 s and Alice a new English bride finds herself living in a little town called Baileyville.Alice Wright jumps at the chance to leave her boring life in England behind and quickly marries American Bennett Van Cleve She assumes life as a married women will be farinteresting, she has no idea her husband lives in such a remote area and shares a house with his father When she arrives in Kentucky she discovers they will be living The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes is set in Kentucky during the 1930 s and Alice a new English bride finds herself living in a little town called Baileyville.Alice Wright jumps at the chance to leave her boring life in England behind and quickly marries American Bennett Van Cleve She assumes life as a married women will be farinteresting, she has no idea her husband lives in such a remote area and shares a house with his father When she arrives in Kentucky she discovers they will be living in Van Cleve family home, they have very little privacy and she has nothing in common with her new husband Bennett s father owns the local mine, he s rich, overbearing...

  9. says:

    What a wonderful story JoJo Moyes has done it again.GIVER OF THE STARS is different than the contemporary fiction that Moyes has written in the past However even though this novel is based on true events and people it is Moyes s rich character development and the story line of these ladies that drives the novel.I knew little of the WPA library but love that i learnedabout it from reading this novel The strength and fortitude these ladies showed is incredible I want to learnabout...

  10. says:

    I love Jojo Moyes books so was delighted to see she had a new one coming out From the blurb alone it is obvious that The Giver Of Stars is very different to her other novels but that intrigued me even .The story centres mainly around Alice and Margery Alice is an English woman who is quite restless and not understood by her family so jumps at the chance of marrying an American man which gives her the opportunity for new adventures Sadly Alice s marriage is not what she hoped it to be I c I love Jojo Moyes books so was delighted to see she had a new one coming out From the blurb alone it is obvious that The Giver Of Stars is very different to her other novels but that intrigued me even .The story centres mainly around Alice and Margery Alice is an English woman who is quite restless and not understood by her family so jumps at the chance of marrying an American man which gives her the opportunity for new adventures Sadly Alice s marriage is not what she hoped it to be I couldn t help but feel for her, a...

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