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Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.'
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 Baileyville turns against them, will their belief in one another - and the power of the written word - be enough to save them?
Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.
'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.
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books LTD
|Publication date:||3rd October 2019|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books LTD|
|Genres:||Audiobooks of the Month, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
Jojo Moyes was our Guest Editor in March 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.Me Before You was 2012’s greatest love story – it was Spring 2012’s most ...More About Jojo Moyes