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The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars (Hardback)

By Moyes, Jojo

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In Depression-era America, five extraordinary women embark on a remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens... read full description below.

ISBN 9780399562488
Barcode 9780399562488
Published 8 October 2019 by Pamela Dorman Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780399562488
ISBN-10 0399562486
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books
Imprint Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date 8 October 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moyes, Jojo
Category Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 630g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love stories
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond When Alice Wright agrees to marry handsome American Bennett Van Cleve and leave her stifling life in England, she has little idea that life in Baileyville, Kentucky, will soon seem as constrained as life back home--especially since marrying Bennett also turns out to mean marrying his overbearing father, owner of the local coal mine. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Mrs. Roosevelt's new traveling WPA 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 other women--two white, one black--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. The storytelling here is enthralling--the pages fly, and the story is unparalleled in its scope and in the epic breadth of the novel itself. 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Still Me: Delightful. --People Full of charming antics. . . Entertaining. --Associated Press Still Me offers a warm conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy. . . resulting in the best entry in the trilogy yet. . . Moyes has crafted a clear-eyed tale of self-discovery and the sacrifice required to live a life honestly in pursuit of the things you love. [It will] keep you sighing with delight to the very last page. --Entertainment Weekly Jojo's work never fails to bring a smile to my face with her honesty, humour and empathy about what it is to be human--[Still Me is] a must read! --Emilia Clarke While the series may have started off as a romance, Jojo Moyes has turned Louisa Clark's story into one about learning to be, and to love, yourself. --Bustle You sobbed through Me Before You. You sped through After You. And now, Lou is back in Still Me. . . don't miss this funny, romantic third installment. --HelloGiggles Entertaining, often very funny. . . --Newsday Moyes's easy way of making you instantly care for her characters (deeply) prevails. --goop Praise for After You Jojo Moyes has a hit with After You. --USA Today Think Elizabeth Bennet after Darcy's eventual death; Alice after Gertrude; Wilbur after Charlotte. The 'aftermath' is a subject most writers understandably avoid, but Moyes has tackled it and given readers an affecting, even entertaining female adventure tale about a broken heroine who ultimately rouses herself and falls in love again, this time with the possibilities in her own future. --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, NPR The genius of Moyes . . . [is that she] peers deftly into class issues, social mores, and complicated relationships that raise as many questions as they answer. And yet there is always resolution. It's not always easy, it's not always perfect, it's sometimes messy and not completely satisfying. But sometimes it is. --Bobbi Dumas, NPR.org Charming. --People Expect tears and belly laughs from Me Before You's much-anticipated sequel. --Cosmopolitan Moyes is at her most charming here, writing with a sense of humorous affection about family dynamics among working-class Brits. . . . A Maeve Binchy for the 21st century. --Kirkus Reviews [A] heart-tugger. --Good Housekeeping Like its predecessor [Me Before You], After You is a comic and breezy novel that also tackles bigger, more difficult subjects, in this case grief and moving on. . . . We all lose what we love at some point, but in her poignant, funny way, Moyes reminds us that even if it's not always happy, there is an ever after. --Miami Herald Once again, Moyes delivers a heart-wrenching and relatable book about love and loss that will stay with you long after you've finished. --InStyle.com Moyes wisely knows that life-changing events don't always change our lives for the better. . . . After You may not be the sequel you expect, but it is the sequel you needed. --Entertainment Weekly Praise for Me Before You: A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel . . . I will stake my reputation on this book. --Anne Lamott, People When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it. . . . An affair to remember. --The New York Times Book Review An unlikely love story . . . To be devoured like candy, between tears. --O, The Oprah Magazine Funny and moving but never predictable. --USA Today (four stars)

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Author's Bio

Jojo Moyes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Still Me, After You, Me Before You, The Peacock Emporium, The Horse Dancer, Paris for One and Other Stories, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, and The Ship of Brides.

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