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The Giver of Stars: A Novel de Jojo Moyes
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The Giver of Stars: A Novel (edição: 2019)

de Jojo Moyes (Autor)

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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"--… (mais)
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Título:The Giver of Stars: A Novel
Autores:Jojo Moyes (Autor)
Informação:Pamela Dorman Books (2019), Edition: 1st Edition, 400 pages
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The Giver of Stars de Jojo Moyes

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    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.
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    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.
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I loved these women, i can only hope Id be as brave. ( )
  audraelizabeth | Jun 8, 2021 |
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  chapterthree | Jun 7, 2021 |
BC.Gd read. Unexpected. Enjoyed characters ( )
  Tishyy | Jun 6, 2021 |
Based on fact, this is the story of the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky during the Depression. The librarians were women who rode the trails in the mountains of Kentucky to bring books to families who couldn't get to town, didn't want to go to town, or who perhaps couldn't read or didn't understand that reading a library book is free. The story is well-written and with empathetic, well-developed characters who pull at your heartstrings and bring a tear to your eye (to mine anyway). Highly recommended. ( )
  flourgirl49 | Jun 6, 2021 |
I loved this book, and I would have allocated five stars. However, the ending felt rushed and anticlimactic after such an engaging story. Overall, though, I really enjoyed this novel. ( )
  SallyElizabethMurphy | May 20, 2021 |
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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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