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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Historical fiction

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars is also Marie Claire's book club pick this month!
Repeat Author
Jojo Moyes is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include Still Me.

by Jojo Moyes

Quick take

From the author of Still Me, a nod to the strong af women who ran a traveling library in 1930s rural Kentucky.

Good to know

  • Famous author

  • Forbidden love

  • Female friendships

  • Rural

Why I love it

My mother was the first to introduce me to the wonder and escape to be found in books. As a young immigrant in a new country with four kids in tow, my mom found the beginnings of a new life for us in the dog-eared pages of books, and taught us to find adventure and intrigue, romance and wisdom in stories as well. These were the memories that beckoned me to the world of Jojo Moyes’s latest, The Giv...

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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 Alic...

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Get an early look from the first pages of The Giver of Stars.

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    November 2019