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On-Site: Morning Book Club
November 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Register by picking up your copy today. Come by the library and have a book discussion in this community-led group. This month we are discussing The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Copies are available at the Lower Level Welcome Desk. All are welcome- please finish the book ahead of the meeting.
This group will meet in the library’s Lower Level Program Room. Masks are required for indoor programs.
From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.
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 and meets others, soon to be 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. 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.