The Giver of Stars: Signed First Edition (Hardback)
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Based upon a true story, this standalone gem from the author of the Me Before You sequence spins an inspiring tale of companionship and determination during the dog days of the Great Depression. Tracking five incredible women across the dust bowls and prairies of America, The Giver of Stars is a hymn to friendship and the eternal wonder of books.

Signed First Edition

The standalone new novel from Jojo Moyes, The bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me

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 impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife, and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O’Hare – daughter of a notorious felon and a troublesome woman the town wishes to forget.

Margery’s on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost – and she needs Alice’s help. Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship – and a life to call their own. But when Baileyville turns against them, will their belief in one another – and the power of the written word – be enough to save them?

Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.

Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9781785176111


MEDIA REVIEWS

'…it is in [Moyes's] compassionate portrayal of well-drawn characters that the novel's greatest strength lies.' - The Observer

'... intensely moving and crammed with romace and emotion' - The Daily Mail

‘An entertaining, immersive and moving read. The Giver of Stars is rip-roaring popular fiction, in which eyes meet and bodies touch tremulously, but it is also a novel that celebrates education, intellectual curiosity and, above all, books and the knowledge, comfort, company and power they can bring. - The Sunday Times

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“Written in the stars!”

Set in America during the Depression. This story is intricately described.
Based on true events.
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“Wonderful!”

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“Empowering Story with Typical Moyes-que Romance”

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