The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me Before You

Penguin UK
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THE SPELLBINDING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU

'Both a love letter to reading and a hymn to female friendship, this is a tale packed full of romance, tension, and brilliantly drawn characters. Pure pleasure' SUNDAY MIRROR

'Loved every page and didn't want it to end. Transports you to a different place and time' 5***** READER REVIEW
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She always knew she could change the world. But nobody ever changed the world alone . . .

In 1930s England, Alice is stifled, bored, and misunderstood.

So when she meets wealthy and handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, she is quickly swept off her feet.

Marrying him and moving to America seems like a great adventure - but life as a newlywed in stuffy Baileyville, Kentucky, is not at all what she hoped for.

Until, that is, she responds to a call for volunteers to start a travelling library, surprising herself by saying yes, before her husband can say no . . .

Led by feisty and rebellious Margery O'Hare, this unlikely group of women travel far and wide on their mission to bring books and reading to those that need it, and Alice finally discovers the freedom, friendship, and independence she's been looking for.

But not everyone approves of what they are doing, and when the town turns against them, will their belief in each other and their work be enough?

The Giver of Stars is a mesmerising tale of female friendship, romance, and the wonder of books and reading, based on a remarkable true story.
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'An entertaining, immersive and moving read' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'I loved it and didn't want it to end!' LIANE MORIARTY, author of Big Little Lies

'Moyes' best yet' SUNDAY POST

'Her best yet' BOOKSELLER

'Moyes' greatest work yet' LISA TADDEO, author of Three Women

'My favourite of 2019' 5***** READER REVIEW

'Epic' DAVID NICHOLLS, bestselling author of One Day

'Utterly enchanting' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'I laughed and I cried. Could not put it down' 5***** READER REVIEW

'The most sweeping, dramatic, richly evocative book, full of brilliantly feisty women' SOPHIE KINSELLA, bestselling author of The Confessions of a Shopaholic

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“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
 
“A captivating tale of love, friendship, and self-actualization.”
—People

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

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 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 that 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 lives.

Based 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 grasp for the great beyond. 

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Oct 3, 2019
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Pages
500
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ISBN
9780718183226
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Women
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