Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Carregando...

The Giver of Stars

de Jojo Moyes

Outros autores: Veja a seção outros autores.

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,7581027,464 (4.07)72
"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"--… (mais)
  1. 00
    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek de Kim Michele Richardson (out-and-about)
    out-and-about: Same time frame and setting, about the PackHorse library in KY.
  2. 00
    The Ship of Brides de Jojo Moyes (MM_Jones)
    MM_Jones: Earlier book by same author makes better use of its historical setting. And perhaps a bit more evidence of research done.
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 72 menções

Inglês (100)  Holandês (1)  Alemão (1)  Todos os idiomas (102)
Mostrando 1-5 de 102 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
historical fiction, chicklit, kindle ( )
  chapeauchin | Oct 12, 2021 |
The Pack Horse Library Project in Appalachian Kentucky during the Depression was the idea of Eleanor Roosevelt. This fictional depiction of these ladies is told from the view of two main characters - Alice Wright, an Englishwoman who married a man she barely knew to escape a restrictive father - and Margery O'Hare, an independent woman that is shunned by the elite society because her father was a criminal. Two vastly different women who forge a friendship while volunteering for the WPA Packhorse Library delivering books to the poorer families in the rural area of Baileyville, KY. They are joined in the efforts by Isabelle Brady, who no one believes can even ride horse due to polio, and Beth Pinker who wants to explore the world. They also are aided by Sophie Kenworth, a black librarian who looks after her brother who was injured in a mining accident - the mine was owned by Alice's FIL.

This group of ladies all have problems but they spend their days delivering books and seeing to their neighbors. Each of their stories is unique but interwoven seamlessly taking the backdrop of the Packhorse library and giving it a method of telling the tales

The story was well-written and for the first time in a long time I cried at the end of a book. ( )
  cyderry | Oct 4, 2021 |
An excellent and absorbing read about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. The reader discovers unique tart of this group of individuals who brought reading to a small rural community and how in the beginning there was resistance but than a growing support and usage of the library. Also, the reader gains a real understanding of the community and how many in the beginning disliked and distrusted outsiders. Also, the role of women is a major element in the book.
  Carrieida | Sep 19, 2021 |
The Giver of Stars is a fictionalized look at women who worked in the Pack Horse Library Project in Appalachian Kentucky during the Great Depression. The actual history of the project, as well as the uniqueness of Applachia, are intertwined and serve as a great context for this story. It takes an interesting look at a variety of topics without necessarily beating you over the head with them. That includes topics like love and intimacy, familial bonds, friendship, education, sexism, racism, classism, inequity, discrimination, and empowerment. Ultimately, it proves is a book about the importance of connection with others and perseverance in the face of adversity. While there are things I would like to have seen explored in more detail, the book feels just about right overall.

Also, it should be noted that there is some controversy surrounding the book because it has similarities to another book--The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. ( )
  bentleymitchell | Aug 27, 2021 |
Easy, fun book to read. Enjoyable story. ( )
  avdesertgirl | Aug 22, 2021 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 102 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha

» Adicionar outros autores

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Jojo Moyesautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Vries, Willemijn deNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
To Barbara Napier,
who gave me stars when I needed them.
And to librarians everywhere.
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
December 20, 1937
Listen.
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
“There is always a way out of a situation. Might be ugly. Might leave you feeling like the earth had gone and shifted under your feet. But there is always a way around.”
And there is the bare truth of it, for her and all the women around here. Doesn't matter how smart you are, how clever, how self-reliant---you can always be bettered by a stupid man with a gun.
Just a little homesick, Alice answered. it was the truth, she thought. She just wasn't sure she had yet been to the place she was homesick for.
"You know the worst thing about a man hitting you? ...Ain't the hurt. It's that in that instant you realize the truth of what it is to be a woman. That it don't matter how smart you are, how much better at arguing, how much better than them, period. It's when you realize they can always just shut you up with a fist. Just like that...Course, you know that only happens till you learn to hit back harder."
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Clique para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

"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"--

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Avaliação

Média: (4.07)
0.5 1
1 5
1.5
2 8
2.5 3
3 62
3.5 41
4 223
4.5 40
5 136

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 163,164,878 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível