The giver of stars / Jojo Moyes
Publication year: 2019
Shelf mark: F/MOY
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780718183202 0718183207
Based on a true story, this book is set in depression era Kentucky. It follows the fortunes of a group of women who set up a packhorse, travelling library as championed by Eleanor Roosevelt. The main characters are Alice Van Cleve, an English woman swept of her feet by her American husband only to find things don’t turn out as planned and tough, independent Margery O’Hare. Full of strong female characters this book will leave you full of admiration for these women who challenged expectations. As a book lover myself I can truly appreciate how valuable the packhorse library was to those who received the service.If you have read Jojo Moyes before you won’t be disappointed with this book. If you are new to Jojo Moyes I am sure this book will leave you wanting to try her other books.