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The giver of stars

Moyes, Jojo 1969- (author.).

Summary: "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"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399562488
  • ISBN: 0399562486
  • Physical Description: print
    390 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Pamela Dorman Book"
Publisher location found on publisher website.
Subject: Packhorse librarians Fiction
Traveling libraries Fiction
Women librarians Fiction
Kentucky Fiction
Librarians Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Women librarians Kentucky Fiction
British Kentucky Fiction
FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
FICTION / Family Life / General
Genre: Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 132 of 143 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main.


  • 5 current holds with 143 total copies.
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Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main FIC MOYES (Text) 38324000435305 Adult Fiction Available -

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