THE SPELLBINDING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK - FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU
'Inspiring and wildly romantic' DAILY MAIL BOOKS OF THE YEAR
'Her best novel yet. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance' THE TIMES___________
The greatest love story is the one you least expect . . .
Alice is stifled, bored, and misunderstood.
So when she meets wealthy and handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, she is quickly swept off her feet.
Marrying him and moving to America seems like a great adventure - but life as a newlywed in stuffy Baileyville, Kentucky, is not at all what she hoped for.
Until, that is, she responds to a call for volunteers to start a travelling library, surprising herself by saying yes, before her husband can say no . . .
Led by feisty and rebellious Margery O'Hare, this unlikely group of women travel far and wide on their mission to bring books and reading to those that need it, and Alice finally finds the freedom, friendship and love that she's been looking for.
But not everyone approves of what they are doing, especially her new father-in-law. And when the town turns against them, will their belief in each other and their work be enough?
The Giver of Stars is a mesmerising tale of female friendship, romance, and the wonder of books and reading, inspired by a remarkable true story.__________
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOKS OF THE YEAR
'So amazing and transportive. I'm the biggest Jojo Moyes fan. It is so beautifully written' REESE WITHERSPOON
'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
HER BEST NOVEL YET (The Times)Inspiring and wildly romantic (Daily Mail Books of the Year)An entertaining, immersive and moving read. The Giver of Stars is rip-roaring popular fiction . . . but it is also a novel that celebrates education, intellectual curiosity and, above all, books and the knowledge, comfort, company and power that they can bring. Moyes shines a light on a historic footnote to pay tribute to women's work, endurance and female solidarity (The Sunday Times)For years I've been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. It's such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together, especially for these women who are completely bonded by their love of literature (Reese Witherspoon)A genuinely entertaining book that's a perfect gift for people who need some escape from the everyday and just want to be absorbed in a really cracking story. Set in rural America in the 1930s, it's got a band of feisty characters who are funny and sweet with contemporary resonances to boot (The best books to give this Christmas, Stylist)With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn't want it to end! (Liane Moriarty)What a wonderful novel. The Giver of Stars is the most sweeping, dramatic, richly evocative book, full of brilliantly feisty women. I whipped through the pages, utterly agog, pretty much feeling as though I was on a horse in 1930s Kentucky myself (Sophie Kinsella)Epic (David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day)Timeless, Jojo Moyes' greatest work yet, and one of the most exquisitely-written - and absolutely compulsory - novels about women ever told. Brilliant and perfect and will remind you of why you read; even of why you breathe (Lisa Taddeo, bestselling author of Three Women)Purest joy - even as it cheerfully breaks your heart. A go-get-em adventure about E Roosevelt's horseback librarians, it celebrates female friendship and the power of books (Damian Barr)
About the Author
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before You, After You and Still Me, The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into forty-six languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over thirty-eight million copies worldwide.Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Jojo lives in Essex.