The Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes

The Giver of Stars

By Jojo Moyes

  • Release Date: 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 3,701 Ratings



“A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon

From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America

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 Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 

What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--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.


  • Great Read

    By LM Reader
    Loved this story of friendship and family. Fast read hard to put down!
  • Fantastic Book and Writing Style

    By dbres6060
    Fabulous- I could not put the book down. A wonderful read that I was able to highlight my vacation with.
  • Lovely

    By stgoldb99
    Lovely book. Thanks
  • The giver of stars

    By Dee.Oh.Bee
    Excellent read!
  • Enjoyable and informative

    By lindareads
    I appreciated knowing about this important program begun by Eleanor Roosevelt. The author used that background to create a fascinating and touching story.
  • The Giver of Stars

    By JenCan68
    Amazing read.
  • Slow start. Great read after.

    By krisdanie
    The beginning was very slow. Once the story line really picked up, it was great. I loved learning about the packhorse librarians during the depression. I wasn’t aware of them until this book. Amazing women.
  • Mesmerizing book!

    By Illinois Nona
    I COULD NOT PUT DOWN this delightful book. I loved the characters, the setting, the creation of friendships and loyalty, the sheer bravery, and the growth of love. For anyone who enjoys a good story told by a skillful storyteller, READ THIS IMMEDIATELY!
  • Giver of Stars

    By srormy1
    Excellent book. Wonderful character development.
  • I’m a fan.

    By JonCav07
    Jojo Moyes is a fantastic writer. It was a pleasure reading this story. I want to read some of her other books.