The Giver of Stars
'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 imp ...more
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Diverse young women, their saddlebags full of books, preparing to ride out in vast and often unfriendly terrain or reading to families who had nothing?
Books + librarians + strong diverse women + horses + mountains + hardships + incredible unexplored history + great characters = me being the victim of a very brutal robbery!
I have to be honest, I've read
Incredible unexplored history meets well honed characters you become fully devoted to~
plus throughout the story Moyes weaves incredible literary passages, newspaper or journal snippets, which helps illustrate the journey the characters are living with beguiling clarity.
For fans of the unyielding frontier heroism, for readers of layered history, and incredible character growth and connection - as well as those who adore and/or have never r ...more
GIVER OF THE STARS is different than the contemporary fiction that Moyes has written in the past. However even though this novel is based on true events and people it is Moyes's rich character development and the story line of these ladies that drives the novel.
I knew little of the WPA library but love that i learned more about it from reading this novel. The strength and fortitude these ladies showed is incredible. I want to learn more about ...more
When Alice Wright marries American Bennett Van Cleve she leaves behind her stifling life in England for a new adventure in Kentucky. All too soon Alice is disenchanted by her new husband and overbearing father-in-law, owner of the local coal mine. So when Eleanor Roosevelt issues a cal ...more
But no. Nothing like what I expected. Everything I SHOULD have known would be contained in this perfect, glorious, exquisite book. It has everything. It IS everything. Historical. Based on actual events. Romance. Mystery. A cast so rich and beautifully written even into the third and fourth tier. A landscape ...more
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Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.
Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.
She is mar ...more