Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Giver of Stars

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes
Expected publication date: October 8, 2019
Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium

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. - from Goodreads
This book has so many things going for it - JOJO MOYES, based on a true story, Depression-era setting, and a traveling library!


  1. Oh sounds really interesting!

    Lotte |

  2. Okay, this has my attention for the travelling library!

  3. This one is definitely on my TBR list as well. I am looking forward to it!

  4. Horseback librarians! I didn't know this was a true thing. Sounds like a good one and from a well-loved author.

  5. Didn't know she had another book coming out! Great pick!
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  6. Oh wow, this sounds so good. What a great pick.

  7. "Set in Depression-era America..." and I'm already like yup I want to read it. Never have read this author before but you seem to like her a lot so I'm in!

    1. I love Jojo Moyes! I hope you love her, too!

  8. This sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. What a culture shock, I imagine, from England to Kentucky during the Depression. Sounds like an interesting read! I love the sound of the traveling libraries being explored. :)

  10. I have yet to read a Jojo Moyes novel, but she seems very popular. This one sounds like it will be good. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week.

  11. I didn't realize Jojo Moyes had another book coming out. This one sounds great too, especially the traveling library and the Kentucky setting.

  12. Ahhh! I completely forgot that this book is coming out soon! It does sound like it is going to be interesting and a bit different from her other books. :)

  13. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting book! Great pick!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  14. Looks good.

  15. I can’t wait to read this one, too, Angela, and it’s up on EW for download if you use that platform!

  16. I need to read the rest of her books. I hope you love this one!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings


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