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The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars

Author(s): Jojo Moyes

Location(s): Kentucky

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th Centry

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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, a troublesome woman – and daughter of a notorious felon – 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.

But when the town turns against them, will their belief in one another – and the power of the written word – be enough to save them?

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Impulsive Alice Wright feels that she doesn’t fit in the stultifying world of middle-class Surrey in the 1930s, so when handsome American mine owner Bennett Van Cleve strides into her life, she doesn’t think...

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