The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. Published by Viking

It’s the height of the Great Depression Alice Wright imagines she is leaving her boring like in England for a new life in America with new husband, Bennet Von Cleve. But life in Kentucky is stultifying, with an overbearing father in law who believes women should be seen and not heard. In a desperate attempt to stave off boredom, Alice answers a call from Eleanor Roosevelt, promising to help deliver library books to people in rural Kentucky. She and two other women become known as the horseback librarians of Kentucky in this fascinating book about the beginnings of our country’s commitment to libraries for all Americans

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