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The giver of stars

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"Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially 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, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The 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 Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond."--

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  • 4 of 24 copies available at OWWL.

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Avon Free Library FIC MOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300512207
Checked out
11/06/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC MOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300200934
On holds shelf
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Moyes (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300137383
On holds shelf
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bristol Library GIC MOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300056342
Checked out
11/05/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library Fic Moy (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300373175
Checked out
11/04/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Dansville Public Library FIC MOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300524435
In process
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Gorham Free Library FIC MOYES (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300197204
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300378034
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Livonia Public Library FIC MOY (Text)
Adult New
52140300576957
Checked out
11/05/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lyons Public Library F Moy (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300550497
On holds shelf
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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