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#BookReview: The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

Hailed as perhaps her best book to date, JoJo Moyes' historical fiction novel is set in the 1930s when packhorse librarians were sent out across remote mountain settlements in Kentucky to deliver books to people desperate to learn to read.

Title: The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin RandomHouse, 2019

The Giver of Stars is the enthralling story of one woman’s journey of self discovery, purpose and the power of love and friendship.

Hailed as perhaps her best book to date, JoJo Moyes’ historical fiction novel is set in the 1930s when packhorse librarians were sent out across remote mountain settlements in Kentucky to deliver books to people desperate to learn to read.

Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt during the Great Depression, the ‘book women’ worked long hours in difficult conditions to bring literature to rural Americans.

Alice Wright is a bored and wealthy English girl who falls for a dashing American suiter.

A hasty marriage lands her in small-town Kentucky, a far cry from the excitement and freedom she had hoped for.

When marriage is not the fairytale she had imagined and fitting in seems impossible, she is the first to sign up when an unusual opportunity presents itself.

To do so she must defy her overbearing father-in-law and the opinions of almost everyone in town.

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