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
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.
This is a real thriller with a surprise ending.
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
This is so true. What are some other ways you say “I Love You”. Leave a comment with yours ways below.
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I had a very special life event this past weekend. I turned 65 on Sunday. Our lake family made it very special for me. Saturday night was another great meal complete with a birthday cake and homemade ice cream (thanks Tracey). We missed the Haynes and Hancocks though.
Sunday the Hilleys went out on their boat and sent me this very special birthday wish:
Monday was spent with Grandmother who showed us around Sand Mountain. We saw where Anthony and Joe grew up, then went to Mentone and ate at the Wildflower Cafe (one of the top 10 restaurants in Alabama. Our waitress did her best Marilyn Monroe impression of Happy Birthday for me. I loved it!!
We then had a lovely dinner of Stacey’s white beans and pot roast and veggies with Grandmother and Jim and Annette.
It was a fantastic celebration.
Thanks to everyone for making it so special for me!!
This is a great little place near our lake spot. The video does not do it justice. It is sooooo beautiful!! And the food is great. They do not serve wine but you can BYOB.
I read this book in one sitting last night. Divided into 2 parts: Part 1 – 10 things Christians do NOT need to believe; Part – 2 10 things Christians DO need to believe. Very engaging and thought provoking. I recommend every Christian read it.
This is the follow up to “A Time To Kill” also by Grisham. He continues with small town lawyer, Jake Brigance, several years later in a dispute over a will in which a man dies and leaves 90% of his estate to his housekeeper. Very good read!
Many of us are between 65 and death, i.e. old. Someone sent me a list of 21 pieces of advice for aging . . . it’s good advice to follow as we grow older.
REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine and warm beer.”
Continue reading “Advice on Aging”
Great day celebrating my birthday month :), Wayne’s past birthday and Tim’s future birthday. Dessert was fun with a chocolate pinata filled all kinds of eatable goodies!!
He is growing up too fast!!
I finished this book last night and it was a very fun read. We live close to Nashville (Spring Hill) so I could relate to all of the familiar places mentioned in the book. Found it especially interesting that one of the “villians” was then Mayor, Beverly Briley, grandfather to the current Mayor of Nashville, David Briley If you live in or around Nashville, this is a must read.