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The giver of stars

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Large Print Book

First Large Print edition.

"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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  • 8 of 11 copies available at OWWL.

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2 current holds with 11 total copies.

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Book 2 E-book 1 E-audio 1 CD Audiobook 1 Large Print Book 1 English 6 All formats and editions 6
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Bristol Library LP FIC MOY (Text)
Large Print
52134300057126
Available
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Clifton Springs Library LP Fic Moy (Text)
Large Print
52115300378455
Checked out
05/11/2021
Lyons Public Library PB LG PRT F Moy (Text)
Large Print
52141300548004
Available
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Ontario Public Library FIC MOY (Text)
Large Print
52126300774684
Available
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Perry Public Library LP FIC MOY (Text)
Large Print
52142302234908
Checked out
05/19/2021
Red Jacket Community Library LP F MOY (Text)
Large Print
RJP0104629
Available
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Victor Farmington Library MOY LP (Text)
Large Print
52128300903776
Checked out
05/10/2021
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo LP FIC MOY (Text)
Large Print
52150300549565
Available
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Warsaw Public Library LP FIC MOY (Text)
Large Print
52151300332754
Available
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Williamson Public Library LP FIC MOY (Text)
Large Print
52152300748478
Available
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