THE GIVER of STARS by Jojo Moyes – Spotlight & Giveaway

 

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Set in Depression-era America, THE GIVER of STARS (Viking) by Jojo Moyes, is a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

When Alice Wright agrees to marry handsome American Bennett Van Cleve and leave behind her stifling life in England for a new adventure in Kentucky, she’s soon disenchanted by her newlywed status and overbearing father-in-law, owner of the local coal mine. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, the smart-talking, self-sufficient daughter of a notorious local criminal, a woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything. Alice finds Margery as bracing and courageous as anyone she’s ever met–and comes to rely on her, especially as her marriage starts to fail.

They will be joined by three diverse women and become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky.

What happens to these women–and to the men they love–becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers–from moonshiners to snakes, from mountains to floods–and social disapproval to boot. But they believe deeply in their work bringing books to people who had never had any, expanding horizons and arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, the storytelling itself here is enthralling–the pages fly, and the book is unparalleled in its scope and its epic breadth. Funny, heartbreaking, and rewarding, it is a rich novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

After reading THE GIVER OF STARS, you’ll never feel as if you can read enough books … more, more, more.

jojo

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before YouAfter You and Still MeThe Girl You Left BehindThe 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.

http://www.jojomoyes.com

Thanks to Pamela Dorman/Viking books, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what your knowledge of the Great Depression is. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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52 thoughts on “THE GIVER of STARS by Jojo Moyes – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. I was fortunate enough to hear many stories of the Depression from my grandmother and mother. Terrible times and they probably didn’t endure the worst of it.

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  2. Besides history my knowledge of the depression came from my grandparents & great grandparents who lived it of hunting and fishing to supply meat for dinner and growing and canning your own veggies and berries to can & dry for a year at a time

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  3. I don’t know a whole lot about it, but my great-grandfather once told me that they sometimes resorted to eating dog food because it was cheaper than regular food.

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  4. It’s living and surviving hard times .Making it thru .no water no electric.no food .how family and friends came together , to help each other .You , we are living in the lasts days , so it will happen again……be prepared.❤🙏🙏🙏

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  5. Times were very hard food and drinks had to be rationed
    It was a struggle to survive. People lost their houses cars and businesses.

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter

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  6. Rationing because goods went to soldiers first. People were poor. Jobs were scarce and people and to make do with what they had. Things were tough.

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  7. I heard about the depression from my parents and grandparents and it was terrible and horrifying. I love reading historical fiction during this era and it has opened up my eyes to so much of what people went through, it makes me even more grateful for my life today.

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  8. Those that went through the depression like my parents and in laws, were always very thrifty, even after they became worth more money in their later years. They never lost the fear of losing it all.

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  9. What I know of the Great Depression comes from stories passed down from family members, reading books, and watching movies/documentaries. It was one of the darkest times in US history, with so many people losing everything.

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  10. For a class assignment, I interviewed one of my high school teachers about her experience during the depression. It’s certainly one of the most dark time with so many losing everything and scraping for food. I think it was hardest on parents with children and wondering if they will lose their children.

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  11. My father talked to me about the depression. What it meant to his family. My grandfather was a baker so the family always had bread.
    He was 13 when the depression began. It was a tough time to grow up.

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  12. My mother in law has spoken many times about how hard it was during the depression. They lived on a farm and it was very difficult but at least they were able to grow their own food!

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  13. Just from what I read in books and having a grandmother that saved and repurposed everything. My mom said my great grandma made homemade bread and shared with the neighbors.

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  14. I can remember my parents talking about the tough times. My maternal grandmother had 7 children to feed. My father was in Chicago and his mother had to take in boarders to make ends meet. She had 3 children and my Dad’s father had deserted them so they really had a hard time. Both my parents always stressed to us not to be wasteful and to live frugally.

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  15. I am learning about the Great Depression by reading historical novels from that time in our history. This book would be a great resource for me. Thanks for this chance to win a copy.

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  16. My family shared stories about relatives who lived through it. I have always felt lucky to have what I have because they did with a lot less.

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  17. The Great Depression was hard on everyone, so sad. This book sounds like a very good read. Thank you for sharing your book review.

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  18. My mom was born in 31 and dad in 28…i recall them telling me how poor they were. My Great Aunt Wilna and Uncle never trusted to have their money in the stock market…they always kept it in CDs which never kept up with inflation

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  19. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck sums up what I know of the Great Depression. Thousands of people migrating west towards California on Route 66 to escape the dust bowl states and poverty.

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  20. My parents lived through the depression. They had very little and worked, saved and endured many deprivations and suffered greatly.

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  21. Famous black Tuesday. The biggest economic crisis that occurred after the fall of values in the United States affecting the economy of this and all the countries of the world. It ended in the late 1930s under the presidency of Franklyn Roosevelt

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  22. My grandmother was a child of the Great Depression and had 11 siblings. She remained frugal and money conscious her entire life. Her brothers and sisters were all exceptionally close.

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  23. I had to write a paper in school on the Great Depression. I interviewed my grandmother. She ended up traveling in a cover wagon after they lost their home. She said she knows what it is like to truly be hungry.

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  24. My parents lived through the Great Depression. Over the years, they shared stories of the deprivation they suffered. Food was limited by the lack of money. The extended family members had to move in together in order to be able to afford rent. Young women, who might not have had to work in better times, took jobs that paid very little, just to have something to contribute to the family. There weren’t enough beds, so some of the male members of the family had to sleep between two chairs set face to face. That’s just on a local and domestic level. Beyond that, there was the Dust Bowl, tent cities, and much more. It was an incredibly difficult time for most.

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  25. My grandparents shared their experiences growing up during the Depression. Each had a very different experience but it impacted their childhood in ways I cannot imagine.

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  26. My great-grandmother lived through the depression. She was so frugal, she rinsed and re-used Ziploc bags and plastic plates!

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