O navio das noivas

Editora Intrinseca
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Austrália, 1946. É terminada a Segunda Guerra Mundial, chega o momento de retomar a vida e apostar novamente no amor. Mais de seiscentas mulheres embarcam em um navio com destino a Inglaterra para encontrar os soldados ingleses com quem se casaram durante o conflito.

Em Sydney, Austrália, quatro mulheres com personalidades fortes embarcam em uma extraordinária viagem a bordo do HMS Victoria, um porta-aviões que as levará, junto de outras noivas, armas, aeronaves e mil oficiais da Marinha, até a distante Inglaterra. As regras no navio são rígidas, mas o destino que reuniu todos ali, homens e mulheres atravessando mares, será implacável ao entrelaçar e modificar para sempre suas vidas.

Enquanto desbravam oceanos, os antigos amores e as promessas do passado parecem memórias distantes. Ao longo da viagem de seis semanas — apesar de permeada por medos, incertezas e esperanças — amizades são formadas, mistérios são revelados, destinos são selados e o felizes para sempre de outrora não é mais a garantia do futuro que foi planejado.

Com personagens únicas e uma narrativa tocante, Jojo Moyes conta uma história inesquecível que captura perfeitamente o espírito romântico e de aventura desse período da História, destacando a bravura de inúmeras mulheres que arriscaram tudo em busca de um sonho. 

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Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium 

When Alice Wright agrees to marry handsome American Bennett Van Cleve and leave behind her stifling life in England for a new adventure in Kentucky, she’s soon disenchanted by her newlywed status and overbearing father-in-law, owner of the local coal mine. 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, the smart-talking, self-sufficient daughter of a notorious local criminal, a woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. Alice finds Margery as bracing and courageous as anyone she's ever met--and comes to rely on her, especially as her marriage starts to fail.

They will be joined by three diverse women and become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky.

What happens to these women--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers--from moonshiners to snakes, from mountains to floods--and social disapproval to boot. But they believe deeply in their work bringing books to people who had never had any, expanding horizons and arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America's past, the storytelling itself here is enthralling--the pages fly, and the book is unparalleled in its scope and its epic breadth. Funny, heartbreaking, and rewarding, it is a rich 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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Editora Intrinseca
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Published on
Jul 15, 2016
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9788580579963
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
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