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ISBN: 0399562486

ISBN13: 9780399562488

The Giver of Stars

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together." --Reese Witherspoon From the author of the forthcoming Someone Else's Shoes, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape...

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5 ratings

Love this book

Alice is such a wonderful character. Jojo Moyes used every bit of her remarkable creativity to show us this inspiration, this Alice, who is like one of the beautiful fireflies described in the book. She is warm and honest, genuine and kind. And, she is oh, so easy to not only like, but to love. The story is both beautiful and spellbinding. It is a breathtaking glimpse into these old mountains where I’ve lived my entire life. The Western North Carolina Mountains are, as the author details quite vividly, awe inspiring and beautiful while at the same time hard and frightful. This book is such a brilliant work that I doubt the writer can truly imagine just how lovely her story is. She has touched on so many aspects of the human heart and her words are like a beautiful poem whose sole purpose is to bleed life through the words. This writers heart is truly in this vivid portrayal of love, hope, and faith. It’s light shines through the darkness, again, like the fireflies twinkling out a dance on the edges of the mountains. Read it for yourself. You won’t be sorry you did.

The subject matter engaged me. Did not want the book to end. I wanted the characters to continue the

It took me just a minute to get engaged with the book. I think I was distracted at first. When the plot started unfolding, I was swept away to the stories and strength of these amazing women. They delivered used books on horseback or mule on dangerous routes to reach the poverty stricken uneducated Kentuckians often dealing with prejudice and suspicion. So many layers, the author dove into. Great connection to historical fiction. Even though we have modernized our society, the deep roots of prejudice toward a woman can still be felt from different aspects of our society. Great read. When you are finished with this book, you should also read the Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Read both books back to back. Different stories but gave me a strong sense of just how brave these women were. Heartbreaking at times.

Strong, Sweet and Romantic

The writing and language used is phenomenal, however it left me wanting more out of it. The first half the book, while giving background on the characters, seemed a bit dragged out; it was almost like a random collection of events that were ever so slowly building here and there. The last half the book was more like a traditional book in the sense that there was a strong and steady storyline that went beyond the library duties. Some moments had me cringing while others had me swooning, and from the rollercoaster of emotions I still enjoyed this book. I would have given it an easy five stars if the story strength remained more consistent throughout.

Beautiful story about strong women

Beautiful written story! Did not disappoint. A wonderful tale of strong women who did not bend to the will of others and continued to give books through out their small area! I absolutely loved the writing and the details given. The characters were extremely well developed and had lots of depth to them! It dragged in some places for me but not enough to take away from the rest of the story. I wish it had been a little shorter, but beautifully written regardless. I'm so glad I got this book from BOTM

Amazing author! Amazing novel!

This is the first book I've read by this author and now I'm hooked! She brings you into a world where women are brought together in order to survive a catastrophic event that changes everyone's lives. A world of love, cruelty and sacrifice. I wish I could do this writer justice with this review! If you read this book, you'll be looking for the rest of this author's writings too.

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The Giver of Stars in Book Lovers in Love
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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 31, 2022

For book lovers like us, characters who love literature are a plus. Stories about bookstore owners, librarians, and other avid readers make us feel seen. What can make it even better? If our bookish hero also finds love. Here are ten novels that put the "lover" in "book lover."

The Giver of Stars in New in Paperback! 21 Terrific Reads That Won’t Weigh Down Your Beach Bag
New in Paperback! 21 Terrific Reads That Won’t Weigh Down Your Beach Bag
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 21, 2021

Hardback books can be, well, hard on the back when lugging them from place to place. So, for your summer reading lists, we decided to focus on the best new releases in paperback to throw into your beach bags or carry-ons. And—lucky us!—there sure are a lot of great options!

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