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The giver of stars : a novel  Cover Image CD Audiobook CD Audiobook

The giver of stars : a novel / Jojo Moyes.

Moyes, Jojo, 1969- (author.). Whelan, Julia, 1984- (narrator.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780525530190
  • ISBN: 0525530193
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2019]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Compact discs.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Julia Whelan.
Summary, etc.:
Volunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library in small-town Kentucky, an English bride joins a group of independent women whose commitment to their job transforms the community and their relationships.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Traveling libraries > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Kentucky > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Women librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
British > Kentucky > Fiction.
FICTION > Women.
FICTION > Romance > General.
FICTION > Family Life > General.
Man-woman relationships.
Librarians.
Friendship.
British.
English.
Traveling libraries.
Women librarians.
Kentucky.
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.
Audiobooks.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Audiobooks.
Novels.

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