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The Giver of Stars: A Novel de Jojo Moyes
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The Giver of Stars: A Novel (edició 2021)

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"--… (més)
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Títol:The Giver of Stars: A Novel
Autors:Jojo Moyes (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2021), 416 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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Englantilainen Alice on tylsistynyt omaan elämäänsä. Hän tapaa varakkaan ja komean amerikkalaismiehen ja hurmaantuu. Avioliitto vie hänet mukanaan Yhdysvaltoihin, jossa kaikki ei olekaan aivan niin kuin Alice oli päässään kuvitellut. Alice saa tilaisuuden seikkailuun, kun uudessa kotikylässä etsitään vapaaehtoisia naisia perustamaan kiertävää kirjastoa. Ryhmä naisia kuljettaa kirjoja ympäri vuoristoa ja kamppailee olemassa olonsa oikeutuksesta. Naiset ystävystyvät, mutta kuinka heidän käy, kun koko kylä kääntyy näitä normeja uhkaavia naisia vastaan.
  Pitkatossu | Nov 23, 2021 |
I read this in one sitting and finished way past my bedtime. Oops.

This is the second book Set in the rural Appalachian mountains that I read this year, randomly enough. (The first was Refuge by Dot Jackson.) This book had a bit too much of a perfect ending, which made me equal parts giddily happy and a bit disappointed. ( )
  lacurieuse | Nov 11, 2021 |
Ein gelungener Roman über Freundschaft in schwierigen Zeiten vor dem Hintergrund des Pack Horse Library Projects, über das ich bisher nur wenig gehört habe. Dies ist definitiv einer der historischen Romane, die mich dazu bringen, mich näher mit einem Thema zu beschäftigen und mehr Bücher zu dem Thema zu lesen.

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  Ellemir | Nov 9, 2021 |
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 |
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To Barbara Napier,
who gave me stars when I needed them.
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“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."
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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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