The Giver of Stars

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England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright – restless, stifled – makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife, and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O’Hare – daughter of a notorious felon and a troublesome woman the town wishes to forget. Margery’s on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost – and she needs Alice’s help. Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship – and a life to call their own.

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

The greatest love story is the one you least expect . . .

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 finds the freedom, friendship and love that she’s been looking for.

But not everyone approves of what they are doing, especially her new father-in-law. 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, inspired by a remarkable true story.
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‘Her best book yet’ Grazia

‘Perfect for long autumn nights’ Stylist

‘Delightful. The most appealing thing is Moyes’ wonderful way with romance’ The Times

‘Extraordinary. The best thing she has written since Me Before You’ METRO

‘An entertaining, immersive and moving read’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘Intensely moving and crammed with romance and emotion’ SUN

‘Packed full of romance, tension and brilliantly drawn characters’ SUNDAY POST

‘A beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn’t want it to end!’ LIANE MORIARTY, author of Big Little Lies

‘Moyes’ best yet’ SUNDAY POST

‘My favourite of 2019’ 5***** READER REVIEW

‘Epic’ DAVID NICHOLLS, bestselling author of One Day

‘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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Weight 0.259 kg
Dimensions 14.2 × 14 × 2.5 cm
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English

Edition

Unabridged edition

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K