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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)
Membro:THerb7919
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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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 |
I want to say that the ending was too sappy and ruined the entire book, but the truth is that I loved it. It reminded me of Call the Midwife in all its sappy glory and if Vanessa Redgrave doesn’t do voiceover for the movie I’m going to cry. But I’ll be crying anyway so I guess that’s an empty threat. ( )
  Paperandkindness | Aug 11, 2021 |
The premise of an Englishwoman coming to Kentucky kept my interest for a while, but the book was trite and so filled with anachronisms, I couldn't stick with it once my interest in the characters waned. For example, the book is set during the Great Depression (1930s), but a 38 year old character’s story includes a memory of her grandmother listening to the wireless when the character was five, which would have been around 1903, when nobody had the wireless (i.e., radio, which is the American term), never mind people living in the hollers of Kentucky. How did no editor catch that?

For a much truer picture of the time and place, read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. So much better. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 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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