The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes audiobook

The Giver of Stars: A Novel

By Jojo Moyes
Read by Julia Whelan

Penguin Audio 9780399562488
13.87 Hours Unabridged
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“With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn’t want it to end!”   —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies   “Epic in scope and fiercely feminist. . . an unforgettable story.”  —PopSugar 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.  SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

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Summary

Summary

“With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn’t want it to end!”  
—Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
 
“Epic in scope and fiercely feminist. . . an unforgettable story.” 
—PopSugar


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. 

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

While the series may have started off as a romance, Jojo Moyes has turned Louisa Clark's story into one about learning to be, and to love, yourself. Bustle
Jojo's work never fails to bring a smile to my face with her honesty, humour and empathy about what it is to be human—[Still Me is] a must read! Emilia Clarke
“Still Me offers a warm conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy. . . resulting in the best entry in the trilogy yet. . . Moyes has crafted a clear-eyed tale of self-discovery and the sacrifice required to live a life honestly in pursuit of the things you love. [It will] keep you sighing with delight to the very last page.  Entertainment Weekly
You sobbed through Me Before You. You sped through After You. And now, Lou is back in Still Me. . . don’t miss this funny, romantic third installment. HelloGiggles
Entertaining, often very funny. . .  Newsday
Full of charming antics. . . Entertaining. Associated Press 
Moyes’s easy way of making you instantly care for her characters deeply prevails. goop
Delightful.  People
Rich in history, with well-developed characters and a strong sense of place, this book will fit well in any library’s fiction collection. For fans of Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants or Catherine Marshall’s Christy. Library Journal (starred)
[A] dramatic, sweeping story. . . As well as creating wonderful strong characters, Jojo Moyes has an incredible eye for historical detail — I really felt as though I was riding over those Kentucky mountains with those women. Sophie Kinsella for Bustle
With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn’t want it to end! Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
Epic in scope and fiercely feminist. . . an unforgettable story. PopSugar
Moyes brings an often forgotten slice of history to life. . . the true power of the story is in the bonds between the women of the library. . . A love letter to the power of books and friendship. Kirkus Reviews (starred) 
An adventure story grounded in female competence and mutual support, and an obvious affection for the popular literature of the early 20th century, give this Depression-era novel plenty of appeal. . . There’s plenty of drama, but the reader’s lasting impression is one of love. Publishers Weekly
[A] homage to the power of reading and the strength of community. . . A must-read for women's fiction. Booklist (starred)
“Jojo’s work never fails to bring a smile to my face with her honesty, humour and empathy about what it is to be human.” Emilia Clarke, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Jojo Moyes

Author Bio: Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a journalist and novelist whose books have often made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her book Me before You has now sold over thirteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 13.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English