The giver of stars

The giver of stars
Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
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  • Published: 2019
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"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"--

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Women librarians--Fiction.
Man-woman relationships--Fiction.
Female friendship--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780718183233 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Moyes, Jojo, 1969-

Title:

The giver of stars / Jojo Moyes.

Publication Info:

[London] : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

439 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Women librarians--Fiction.

Subject term:

Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

Subject term:

Female friendship--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Kentucky--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Genre index term:

Romance fiction.

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