Individuals and the world a world in which our libraries are being closed and under continual threat today Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC I don t want to read plagiarism comments Every book is uniue and I truly loved this book which is one of my favorite reads of 2019 PeriodI don t have to give 5 billion stars to this book I would donate the full galaxy system to the author if I could I already made a phone call and talked to a NASA technician about their star auction department unfortunately he hanged up on my face Can you believe it And I told them I was Buzz Aldrin s wife those young people are really disrespectful see I still stay in role This amazing fantastic funny heartwarming motional genuine book gave me HOPE HAPPINESS made me SO RELIEVED CARELESS LIGHT OVER THE MOON IN LOVE WITH ITThose amazing brave badass smart irresistible strong women carrying books riding on horses communicating ducating helping people to broaden their horizons meet new worlds discover their own capabilities are so far best respectable honorable devoted vivid fictional characters you may love with passion This may be the best historical provocative powerful ncouraging feminist manifesto help women to discover their own identities Calling Home even though they were living in small moderate town crowded with chauvinists uneducated wild men population They came together to form a town library and found the first version of delivery by the postwomen on horses to reach families whose minds are seeking to beducated improved ntertained so by helping them those women give the families a short break from their daily chores and take a small step to new fictional worlds Alice recently married British woman neglected from her husband belittled by his father in law Mr Van Cleeve biggest SOB mash up of Downtown Abbey s Thomas Barrow Outlader s Black Jack Randall and JR Ewing of Dallas and being caged in her home life became volunteer to work for the library Margery O hare independent tough strong local woman mentors her by introducing her wild but breathtaking nature of mountains which opens the doors to the new world and gives Alice a mesmerizing kind of freedom Izzy Beth and Sophia joins their team and they find themselves bounded with close friendship sisterhood they ve never felt before Their connection trust sharing secrets and open their hearts to ach other are most remarkable moments of the book warn your hearts and put a big smile on your faces Maybe those women s close and genuine connection against the outer world who want to bend destroy and separate them are better than the romance part of the booksSo many parts make you pissed off clenching your fists giving you undeniable urge to spit on Mr Van Cleeve s face of course after punching him senselessly The book triggers your inner feminist soul and awakens the secret warrior inside you As like Neil Gaiman said Fairy tales are than true not because they tell us that dragon xist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten But at least the conclusion of those amazing women s stories are satisfying relieving and arning too many applauses and happy dance happy hour celebration with my homemade margaritas Jojo Moyes is one of the most The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents epic talented creative authors on thearth who knows how to touch a human soul how to relate with human heart and of course how to break it into million pieces Do you want to know my real story when I was reading Me Before You I was at my husband s friends house and I got so bored of the conversation Before I left our home as a preparation I already downloaded pub version of the book on my phone and I started to read it from my phone hid inside my bag throughout our visit making hmmm sounds at the same time as if I was listening best face lifting techniues oh really But unfortunately I was reading the last 30 pages of the book And you know how it nded right Come on If you haven t read it at least you may have watched amazing Emilia Clarke s performance And you know what I did I threw my bag against the wall and I started screaming Why Willllll whhhyyyyy did you do that There is no xaggeration My husband s friends njoyed my reaction but their wives still think I need to start popping up Prozac tablets and joining their meditation club no thanks I was banned to read the seuels of the book Well I read them at the night on my restroom breaks secretly and yeah I couldn t say they affected me as the first book did But after a long time Moyes found her way release this memorable story and share with us this brave women s inspirational journey based on real life Date Me events So dear JOJO MOYES my all votes for you this year for best historical fiction novel I m so ashamed because I wrote the same for The World That We Knew But my heart is bignough to love books at the same time Especially the last page of the book gave me a meaningful and long laughter I m finishing my review with Jorge Luis Borges meaningful uote I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library I imagine the same library next to liuor shop selling the best Chardonnays of the world Cheersbloginstagramfacebooktwitter 5 stars She just wasn t sure she had yet been to the place she was homesick for okay okay okay so where do I start Maybe with the fact that this book is freaking awesome and I really really liked it Sounds about rightSo The Giver of Stars is basically about a group of women who work in this mobile library and their adventures while distributing books to houses that can not reach them Comfort And Joy easily Honestly if you are not patient this book might bore you a little because in the first 250 pages nothing big and shocking happens The story builds slowly till those last 100 pages and thenverything happens and it is so freaking good So my advice if you are not feeling the book in the first few pages I am telling you that it is all worth it in the nd because the nding is phenomenal There is always a way out of a situation Might be ugly Might leave you feeling like the Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health earth has gone and shifted under your feet But there is always a way around Okay so I didn t hate Alice Not my favorite character from the book for sure not one of my favorite charactersver but I didn t hate her like a lot of people did On the other hand Margery is hands down one of the coolest characters I ve ver read about She made this book so precious to meI went into this book this almost no xpectations and as a person who doesn t freuently read literary fiction I thought that I would give up on this book in no time but now I am so glad I read it and I really do recommend it to anyone who likes good literature this story is a love letter to Cause Of Fear every person who understands the importance of literacy of reading for both knowledge andntertainment and the need for libraries it is also a tribute to the resilience independence and compassion of women both subjects are very dear to my h I am far in the minority here with this one For someone who rarely is I am not sure what is wrong with me Way too much drama here for me and with similarities to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek I am just one BIG grump so I am moving on. Hat is at times breathtakingly beautiful at others brutal they’re committed to their job bringing books to people who have never had any arming them with facts that will change their livesBased on a true story rooted in America’s past The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows epic in its storytelling Funny heartbreakingnthralling it is destined to become a modern classic–a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship of true love and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyon.
5 stars She just wasn t sure she had yet been to the place she was homesick for okay okay okay so where do I start Maybe with the fact that this book is freaking awesome and I really really liked it Sounds about rightSo The Giver of Stars is basically about a group of women who work in this mobile library and their adventures while distributing books to houses that can not reach them The Game of Love easily Honestly if you are not patient this book might bore you a little because in the first 250 pages nothing big and shocking happens The story builds slowly till those last 100 pages and thenverything happens and it is so freaking good So my advice if you are not feeling the book in the first few pages I am telling you that it is all worth it in the Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition end because thending is phenomenal There is always a way out of a situation Might be ugly Might leave you feeling like the arth has gone and shifted under your feet But there is always a way around Okay so I didn t hate Alice Not my favorite character from the book for sure not one of my favorite characters ver but I didn t hate her like a lot of people did On the other hand Margery is hands down one of the coolest characters I ve ver read about She made this book so precious to meI went into this book this almost no xpectations and as a person who doesn t freuently read literary fiction I thought that I would give up on this book in no time but now I am so glad I read it and I really do recommend it to anyone who likes good literature This is a wonderful tribute to how books can change people s lives and to the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians so of course I loved this book I first heard of the Pack Horse Librarians when I read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek It s a fascinating piece of history This initiative was started by Eleanor Roosevelt as part of the Works Progress Administration set up in the mid 1930 s At first I thought that this would be just a good story about a group of gutsy dedicated women who brought books to people who would not otherwise have access in the hills of Kentucky But as the story progressed I found this book to be so much Margery O Hare strong feisty and independent heads up the program Alice Van Cleve is a newlywed from England who has come to Kentucky with her American husband son of a heartless cunning mine owner whose interest in making money is important than the safety of the miners and the citizens of the town She soon finds that her marriage is not what she hoped for Izzy the polio stricken daughter of an The Lady in Pink established well to do family is suffocating in her mother s smothering Beth the brash local farmer s daughter and Sophia the astute black librarian round out this group and are later joined by Kathleen one of the women whose family benefited from the books these women brought to her home As these women take to the road we see the people of this place and time and their hardships a father with black lung disease his wife having to do so much of the hard work a widowed father raising two little girls the danger of the mines the prejudice the racist sentiments the poverty the sexist attitudes towards women Moyes realistically portrays the things that might have happened in this small mining community in Kentucky in the 1930 s I loved how the friendships develop among these women who come to knowach other care about and support Eyes each other They ride through treacherous conditions and I loved seeing how much the people came to look forward to their visitsspecially the children and how the books and magazines made a difference in their lives Children learn to read The sick find respite from their pain as the librarians read to them I was moved by the impact that the books had but also the impact that these women make specially Margery on trying to right some of the wrongs by Van Cleve whose greed causes further suffering for these peopleI found the writing lovely in places specially the descriptions of the mountains the landscape Pertinent uotes from some classic books at the beginning of some chapters was a nice addition Little Women The Red Pony and others that I wasn t familiar with like a little blue book you ll have to read about for yourself Louisa May Alcott could not have imagined the pow I was so Sinner's Heart excited to see that Ms Moyes had chosen to write a historical fiction novel and was fortunatenough to obtain an advanced readers copy It is different from her previous contemporary women s fiction and I thoroughly njoyed it This book is a uick read the prose flows beautifully and the plot moves along at a good pace I found the characters to be well developed interesting and uniueAs you all know from the blurb this book is based on the 1930 s Horseback Librarians program in Kentucky which was started by Eleanor Roosevelt The purpose was to bring books and thus help ducate and Spirit of the Wolf enrich the lives of people who lived in the hills in the Appalachian countryside of Kentucky The program asked a lot of the women who would ride horses and mules laden with books many miles often in inclement weather to reach the homes and families in the mountainsWhen the call goes out in Baileyville Kentucky for volunteers for the program there are a myriad of different women with uniue personalities The group is headed by Margery O Hare who has lived in these mountains herntire life and knows all of the routes up the mountains She is a fiercely independent woman having suffered from the iron fist of her bootlegger father who died when she was young Into the mix we meet Alice Wright a newly arrived English woman who has come to marry Bennett Van Cleve a wealthy son of a mine baron whom she met on his European tour Alice wanted so badly to leave her sheltered suffocating life in England that she fell for the handsome American very uickly She is disappointed to find that they will not be living in Louisville as she had previously thought but instead this small town called Baileyville She soon finds that living with her father in law is just an impossible situation as he has set rules for the household that she must abide by When she gets the chance to volunteer for the library program she jumps at the chance to get out of the house meet other women and A Vineyard Christmas explore the beautiful mountainsThere is also Beth Izzy and an African American woman named Sophia who all help out with the running of the library Their stories I will leave you to discoverThough the library sounds like a good idea to some there are others in the town who don t like mingling with the mountain people and have restricted views of what a woman should be doing with her life They are up for a battle against these strong and courageous womenThere are many obstacles for them to overcome including racism prejudice against women working outside the home physical limitations and suspicion about Alice because she speaks differently her British accent and is considered an outsiderThe novel strengthens my belief of the importance of books inveryone s lives How fortunate we all are that there are libraries and bookstores where we can Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose enrich our lives with an immense selection of books to suit ourvery need and tasteThis book wil. From the author of Me Before You set in Depression ra America a breathtaking story of five xtraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyondAlice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to scape her stifling life in England But small town Kentucky uickly proves ually claustrophobic specially 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 Al.
L introduce you to the Horseback Librarian program the beautiful hills of Kentucky and some pretty awful people who only see the hills as a place to mine coal and make their pockets heavy without a thought to the beauty they are destroying Intruders are not welcomeI recommend this book to anyone who wants a great historical read with wonderfully descriptive writing and characters that you will not soon forgetI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss 45 when I first started reading this I thought wonderful another story about the pack librarians this set in Kentucky Wondered how close it would be to the The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Except for the job itself and being part of the WPA not close at all I was also glad that do many authors are writing about little known history of strong women who refused to bend and accept only the roles available at that timeThen I fell for the characters was pulled into ach of their lives Women from different backgrounds but all willing to spread literacy in the mountains whether the people could reAd or not Just loved these characters their customers and their stories hardships struggles just so poignant The mines and the man who ran them the men who worked and died in them so that a nasty a believe me he is a nasty man could profit at the cost of their safety Those who have read Moyes Me before you know that she can pull Math Basics 6 emotion out of a turnip and I m not a turnip but a marshmallow So I can say this review is based on themotion this story illicited the strong friendships within and the feel good nature of the Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, ending It is a story of struggle and perseverance but also of love I ll be honest thending was a little over the top but since I loved so many of the characters it was also in a very motional way mostly satisfyingThis was October s read for Angela Esil and myself and as always I cherish these reads and their opinionsARC from Edelweiss 25 stars She wasn t really one for big groups but she uite liked this the jokes and the merriment and the way that you could see actual friendships springing up around the room like green shoots The Giver of Stars is a sweeping rural romance that tells a fictionalised account of the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians It is very much a book club kind of book as it is inspired by a real group of librarians who between 1935 and 1943 delivered books to some of the most remote regions in the Appalachian Mountains Although this project and the women behind it make for a very inspirational subject matterI m not sure that this book does them justiceWhile I njoyed those parts that focused on the library project I found much of the story to be bogged down by unnecessary drama Most of the book focuses on the way in which the big bad Van Cleve tries to destroy this project and the women behind itand it was all too predictable Plus I found the romance factor to be far too twee for me When the narrative chronicled the librarians rounds swiftly taking us alongside them through their rides across a vast and treacherous landscape I felt very much ngaged The interactions between the librarians and those who inhabit these remote places were compelling specially since the people they visit were mistrustful if not downright aggressive The librarians rise to the challenge and try to Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential emphasise the importance of literature without causing offence In these sections the novel outlines the direct correlation between poverty and illiteracy and the way in which literature can unite people togetherSadly to deliver some of these deliberately positive messages the book relies on a cast of shallow characters We have the clearly good galsguys Alice and Margery are very much the heroines of the story and the comically wicked guy Van CleveAlice would have been suited and convincing in an 18th century novel something like Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady Her main distinguishing attribute is that she is British so she has an accent that is different from those around her She possess only good ualities and it is other people s the baddies lack of understanding or ignorance that makes her seem like a rebel of some sort she isn t Margery was the typical unconventional woman who is opposed to marrying until she view spoiler conveniently becomes pregnant so she just has to marry her loverpartner if she doesn t that would make life hard for her child hide spoiler A brilliantpic historical drama set in the US Depression ra in Kentucky and the Appalachians from Jojo Moyes that draws on real life actual history Those who have been life long readers will understand the power of books and reading Moyes focuses on just how important books can be in challenging and changing people and in shaping the world in this powerful telling of the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky The English Alice Wright weds American Bennett Van Cleve on his European Tour to scape the limitations of her life However she is to rue her decision when she arrives in Baileyville Kentucky and the realities and restrictions of small town living begin to sink in made all the unbearable by her father in law She is to take the momentous step of volunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt s Humanism efforts tostablish travelling libraries despite opposition at home delivering books to the impoverished travelling great distances on horseback Alice is to find adventure great friendships fulfillment freedom adversity danger resistance and suspicion as she Smokin' Hot embarks on a path that is set to change fundamentally her identityThe woman leading the book initiative is the brave Margery O Hare the daughter of a bootlegger strong independent unafraid determined and defiant and with whom Alice finds support and much needed friendship Along with Beth Izzy and the black Sonia the courageous women face the initial reluctance of families and women only to beventually welcomed and valued However men are afraid of losing control of women and other powerful forces such as mine owners Placing Memory exploiting workers who labour in deplorable conditions for poor rewards see them as a threat and danger to thestablished social political and Lasombra economic order Increasing literacy books and knowledge inevitably have conseuences making people uestion what isxpand horizons fire the imagination but change never comes asy with the rise of implacable resistance danger and tragedy that follows in its wakeMoyes writes with passion and verve in this impeccably researched novel full of details and rich descriptions of this historical ra The women are a disparate group of unconventional stand out complex characters that are well developed and who I invested in This is a terrific read that immerses the reader in this period of US history and the norms Wanton Nights expectations and attitudes of the time with the dramanhanced by the beautiful location with its wilderness It touches on issues of racism class misogyny While My Soldier Serves exploitation and hard lives with a moving and heartwarming narrative that resonates with our contemporary world where the hard won rights of women can no longer be taken for granted Additionally it serves as a salutory reminder of just what an impact books can make to. Ice signs onnthusiasticallyThe leader and soon Alice’s greatest ally is Margery a smart talking self sufficient woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky What happens to them–and to the men they love–becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty justice humanity and passion These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape
Jojo Moyes is a British novelistMoyes studied at Royal Holloway University of London She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subseuently 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 2004She is mar