HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

The Giver of Stars: A Novel av Jojo Moyes
Laddar...

The Giver of Stars: A Novel (utgåvan 2019)

av Jojo Moyes (Författare)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
1,3238110,474 (4.08)53
"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"--… (mer)
Medlem:RachelSyme
Titel:The Giver of Stars: A Novel
Författare:Jojo Moyes (Författare)
Info:Pamela Dorman Books (2019), Edition: 1st Edition, 400 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verkdetaljer

The Giver of Stars av Jojo Moyes

  1. 00
    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek av Kim Michele Richardson (out-and-about)
    out-and-about: Same time frame and setting, about the PackHorse library in KY.
  2. 00
    The Ship of Brides av Jojo Moyes (MM_Jones)
    MM_Jones: Earlier book by same author makes better use of its historical setting. And perhaps a bit more evidence of research done.
Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 53 omnämnanden

engelska (73)  nederländska (1)  tyska (1)  Alla språk (75)
Visa 1-5 av 75 (nästa | visa alla)
Der Hintergrund des Buches, die Satteltaschen-Bücherei (Packhorse Library) ist genial. In den entlegenen Gegenden Kentuckys wurden die Menschen ab 1933 von reitenden Frauen mit Büchern versorgt um Bildung zu vermitteln. Wie wichtig Bücher damals waren und wie groß ihr Stellenwert zeigt auch das von mir erst kürzlich gelesene Buch „Die Kinderbuchbrücke“. Dort wird ein ganz anderes Thema behandelt, aber es geht auch um die wunderbare Wirkung, die Bücher auf Menschen haben können, zumal in einer Zeit in der es keine anderen Medien gab.
Die Autorin spinnt nun eine Geschichte um einige dieser Büchereifrauen: Die frisch zugezogene Engländerin Alice, die Außenseiterin Margery, die farbige Sophia, die körperlich beeinträchtigte Izzy und weitere. Die Handlungen um die Frauen sind interessant und berührend, sicher klischeehaft, Tränen bleiben auch nicht aus. Aber die eigentliche Hauptfigur ist für mich die Bücherei – was für ein großartiges Projekt, von dem ich bisher noch nie gehört hatte. ( )
  Wassilissa | Jan 6, 2021 |
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!! What else can I say? Her books never fail to please---just keep writing, JoJo!!! ( )
  nyiper | Jan 2, 2021 |
Easily the best book I’ve read in the past year. I loved the characters, the plot, the writing style. I got completely sucked in. Loved. It! ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
Well-researched book about the women packhorse librarians of Kentucky in the 1930's, part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library. The novel focuses on the relationships of these women librarians in the small town of Baileyville, and that's really what makes this story so readable - each woman has her own personality and capabilities, and there is a strong sense of loyalty among them. I easily became involved in each woman's personal story, especially the two main characters Alice and Margery. The novel presents the limitations of women's roles during this time, especially in a small southern mining town, and then the plot develops to show how the women overcome many of these limitations.

Themes of power, trust, growth, friendship, and standing up for what is right are woven into the compelling plot, and the reader will be rewarded with a satisfying story as love and justice prevails. ( )
  PhyllisReads | Dec 19, 2020 |
A story set in the depression era past in the rural mountain area of Kentucky in which a small group of women determined to bring literacy and education to their community against the odds of nature and of men who strive to discourage this project. It is an entertaining read, based on a true story, touches on all aspects of man's prejudices that unfortunately, still exist today. ( )
  readyreader | Dec 11, 2020 |
Visa 1-5 av 75 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
To Barbara Napier,
who gave me stars when I needed them.
And to librarians everywhere.
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
December 20, 1937
Listen.
Citat
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
“There is always a way out of a situation. Might be ugly. Might leave you feeling like the earth had gone and shifted under your feet. But there is always a way around.”
And there is the bare truth of it, for her and all the women around here. Doesn't matter how smart you are, how clever, how self-reliant---you can always be bettered by a stupid man with a gun.
Just a little homesick, Alice answered. it was the truth, she thought. She just wasn't sure she had yet been to the place she was homesick for.
"You know the worst thing about a man hitting you? ...Ain't the hurt. It's that in that instant you realize the truth of what it is to be a woman. That it don't matter how smart you are, how much better at arguing, how much better than them, period. It's when you realize they can always just shut you up with a fist. Just like that...Course, you know that only happens till you learn to hit back harder."
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska

Ingen/inga

"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"--

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (4.08)
0.5 1
1 3
1.5
2 8
2.5 3
3 40
3.5 29
4 178
4.5 30
5 104

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 154,610,973 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig