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5 stars She just wasn t sure she had yet been to the place she was homesick for okay okay okay so where do I start Maybe with the fact that this book is freaking awesome and I really really liked it Sounds about rightSo The Giver of Stars is basically about a roup of women who work in this mobile library and their adventures while distributing books to houses that can not reach them easily Honestly if you are not patient this book might bore you a little because in the first 250 pages nothing big and shocking happens The story builds slowly till those last 100 pages and then everything happens and it is so freaking The GI Bride good So my advice if you are not feeling the book in the first few pages I am telling you that it is all worth it in the end because the ending is phenomenal There is always a way out of a situation Might be ugly Might leave you feeling like the earth hasone and shifted under your feet But there is always a way around Okay so I didn t hate Alice Not my favorite character from the book for sure not one of my favorite characters ever but I didn t hate her like a lot of people did On the other hand Margery is hands down one of the coolest characters I ve ever read about She made this book so precious to meI went into this book this almost no expectations and as a person who doesn t freuently read literary fiction I thought that I would ive up on this book in no time but now I am so lad I read it and I really do recommend it to anyone who likes ood literature This is a wonderful tribute to how books can change people s lives and to the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians so of course I loved this book I first heard of the Pack Horse Librarians when I read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek It s a fascinating piece of history This initiative was started by Eleanor Roosevelt as part of the Works Progress Administration set up in the mid 1930 s At first I thought that this would be just a ood story about a Ratscalibur group ofutsy dedicated women who brought books to people who would not otherwise have access in the hills of Kentucky But as the story progressed I found this book to be so much Margery O Hare strong feisty and independent heads up the program Alice Van Cleve is a newlywed from England who has come to Kentucky with her American husband son of a heartless cunning mine owner whose interest in making money is important than the safety of the miners and the citizens of the town She soon finds that her marriage is not what she hoped for Izzy the polio stricken daughter of an established well to do family is suffocating in her mother s smothering Beth the brash local farmer s daughter and Sophia the astute black librarian round out this The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, group and are later joined by Kathleen one of the women whose family benefited from the books these women brought to her home As these women take to the road we see the people of this place and time and their hardships a father with black lung disease his wife having to do so much of the hard work a widowed father raising two littleirls the danger of the mines the prejudice the racist sentiments the poverty the sexist attitudes towards women Moyes realistically portrays the things that might have happened in this small mining community in Kentucky in the 1930 s I loved how the friendships develop among these women who come to know each other care about and support each other They ride through treacherous conditions and I loved seeing how much the people came to look forward to their visits especially the children and how the books and magazines made a difference in their lives Children learn to read The sick find respite from their pain as the librarians read to them I was moved by the impact that the books had but also the impact that these women make especially Margery on trying to right some of the wrongs by Van Cleve whose reed causes further
Suffering For These PeopleI for these peopleI the writing lovely in places especially the descriptions of the mountains the landscape Pertinent uotes from some classic books at the beginning of some chapters was a nice addition Little Women The Red Pony and others that I wasn t familiar with like a little blue book you ll have to read about for yourself Louisa May Alcott could not have imagined the powerful role her book plays in this story There s a lot packed into the novel love stories friendships a murder a courtroom drama fabulous character development and as I said at the outset a wonderful tribute to books and these courageous women and a fantastic piece of historical fiction I m a retired librarian so I can t rate this any less than five stars I read this with Diane Esil and as always a wonderful discussionI received an advanced copy of this book from Pamela DormanPenguin through Edelweiss I was so excited to see that Ms Moyes had chosen to write a historical fiction novel and was fortunate enough to obtain an advanced readers copy It is different from her previous contemporary women s fiction and I thoroughly enjoyed it This book is a uick read the prose flows beautifully and the plot moves along at a ood pace I found the characters to be well developed interesting and uniueAs you all know from the blurb this book is based on the 1930 s Horseback Librarians program in Kentucky which was started by Eleanor Roosevelt The purpose was to bring books and thus help educate and enrich the lives of people who lived in the hills in the Appalachian countryside of Kentucky The program asked a lot of the women who would ride horses and mules laden with books many miles often in inclement weather to reach the homes 45 when I first started reading this I thought wonderful another story about the pack librarians this set in Kentucky Wondered how close it would be to the The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Except for the job itself and being part of the WPA not close at all I was also lad that do many authors are writing about little known history of strong women who refused to bend and accept only the roles available at that timeThen I fell for the characters was pulled into each of their lives Women from different backgrounds but all willing to spread literacy in the mountains whether the people could reAd or not Just loved these characters their customers and their
#stories hardships struggles just so poignant The mines and the man who ran them the men who #hardships struggles just so poignant The mines and the man who ran them the men who and died in them so that a nasty a believe me he is a nasty man could profit at the cost of their safety Those who have read Moyes Me before you know that she can pu. From the author of Me Before You set in Depression era America a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyondAlice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England But small town Kentucky uickly proves eually claustrophobic especially living alongside her overbearing father in law So when a call oes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library Al.
the importance of literacy of reading for both knowledge and entertainment and theimportance of literacy of reading for both knowledge and entertainment and the for libraries it is also a tribute to the resilience independence and compassion of women both subjects are very dear to my heart so this book feels like it was written for me personally and i love that ive only known JM for her romance stories which i enjoy but she has really outdone herself with this historical tale its an ode to humanity to community and to friendship i appreciate this book for not only teaching me about a topic i have never heard of but for also Riding Hard giving me a story that i could adore and cherish 3 45 stars I am far in the minority here with this one For someone who rarely is I am not sure what is wrong with me Way too much drama here for me and with similarities to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek I am just one BIGrump so I am moving Hat is at times breathtakingly beautiful at others brutal they’re committed to their job bringing books to people who have never had any arming them with facts that will change their livesBased on a true story rooted in America’s past The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling Funny heartbreaking enthralling it is destined to become a modern classic–a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship of true love and of what happens when we reach beyond our Arabian Challenge grasp for thereat beyon.
Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Jojo MoyesLl emotion out of a turnip and I m not a turnip but a marshmallow So I can say this review is based on the emotion this story illicited the strong friendships within and the feel ood nature of the ending It is a story of struggle and 25 stars She wasn t really one for big roups but she uite liked this the jokes and the merriment and the way that you could see actual friendships springing up around the room like Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students green shoots The Giver of Stars is a sweeping rural romance that tells a fictionalised account of the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians It is very much a book club kind of book as it is inspired by a realroup of librarians who between 1935 and 1943 delivered books to some of the most remote regions in the Appalachian Mountains Although this project and the women behind it make for a very inspirational subject matterI m not sure that this book does them justiceWhile I enjoyed those parts that focused on the library project I found much of the story to be bogged down by unnecessary drama Most of the book focuses on the way in which the big bad Van Cleve tries to destroy this project and the women behind itand it was all too predictable Plus I found the romance factor to be far too twee for me When the narrative chronicled the librarians rounds swiftly taking us alongside them through their rides across a vast and treacherous landscape I felt very much engaged The interactions between the librarians and those who inhabit these remote places were compelling especially since the people they visit were mistrustful if not downright aggressive The librarians rise to the challenge and try to emphasise the importance of literature without causing offence In these sections the novel outlines the direct correlation between poverty and illiteracy and the way in which literature can unite people togetherSadly to deliver some of these deliberately positive messages the book relies on a cast of shallow characters We have the clearly ILLERAMMA Kathalu goodalsguys Alice and Margery are very much the heroines of the story and the comically wicked American Literature Student Text guy Van CleveAlice would have been suited and convincing in an 18th century novel something like Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady Her main distinguishing attribute is that she is British so she has an accent that is different from those around her She possess onlyood ualities and it is other people s the baddies lack of understanding or ignorance that makes her seem like a rebel of some sort she isn t Margery was the typical unconventional woman who is opposed to marrying until she view spoiler conveniently becomes pregnant so she just has to marry her loverpartner if she doesn t that would make life hard for her child hide spoiler A brilliant epic historical drama set in the US Depression era in Kentucky and the Appalachians from Jojo Moyes that draws on real life actual history Those who have been life long readers will understand the power of books and reading Moyes focuses on just how important books can be in challenging and changing people and in shaping the world in this powerful telling of the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky The English Alice Wright weds American Bennett Van Cleve on his European Tour to escape the limitations of her life However she is to rue her decision when she arrives in Baileyville Kentucky and the realities and restrictions of small town living begin to sink in made all the unbearable by her father in law She is to take the momentous step of volunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt s efforts to establish travelling libraries despite opposition at home delivering books to the impoverished travelling Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance great distances on horseback Alice is to find adventurereat friendships fulfillment freedom adversity danger resistance and suspicion as she embarks on a path that is set to change fundamentally her identityThe woman leading the book initiative is the brave Margery O Hare the daughter of a bootlegger strong independent unafraid determined and defiant and with whom Alice finds support and much needed friendship Along with Beth Izzy and the black Sonia the courageous women face the initial reluctance of families and women only to be eventually welcomed and valued However men are afraid of losing control of women and other powerful forces such as mine owners exploiting workers who labour in deplorable conditions for poor rewards see them as a threat and danger to the established social political and economic order Increasing literacy books and knowledge inevitably have conseuences making people uestion what is expand horizons fire the imagination but change never comes easy with the rise of implacable resistance danger and tragedy that follows in its wakeMoyes writes with passion and verve in this impeccably researched novel full of details and rich descriptions of this historical era The women are a disparate roup of unconventional stand out complex characters that are well developed and who I invested in This is a terrific read that immerses the reader in this period of US history and the norms expectations and attitudes of the time with the drama enhanced by the beautiful location with its wilderness It touches on issues of racism class misogyny exploitation and hard lives with a moving and heartwarming narrative that resonates with our contemporary
world where the hard won rights of women can no longer be taken for ranted Additionally it serves as awhere the hard won rights of women can no longer be taken for E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry granted Additionally it serves as a reminder of just what an impact books can make to individuals and the world a world in which our libraries are being closed and under continual threat today Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC I don t want to read plagiarism comments Every book is uniue and I truly loved this book which is one of my favorite reads of 2019 PeriodI don t have toive 5 billion stars to this book I
Would Donate The Fulldonate the full system to the author if I could I already made a phone call and talked to a NASA technician about their "star auction department unfortunately he hanged up on my face Can you believe it And I told "auction department unfortunately he hanged up on my face Can you believe it And I told I was Buzz Aldrin s wife those young people are really disrespectful see I still stay in role This amazing fantastic funny heartwarming emotional Black Wings of Cthulhu genuine bookave me HOPE HAPPINESS made me SO RELIEVED CARELESS LIGHT OVER THE MOON IN LOVE WITH ITThose amazing brave badass smart irresistible strong women carrying books riding on horses communicating educating helping people to broaden their horizons meet new worlds discover their own capabilities are so far best respectable hono. Ice signs on enthusiasticallyThe leader and soon Alice’s reatest 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 Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky What happens to them–and to the men they love–becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty justice humanity and passion These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape