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The Giver of Stars
The Giver of Stars | Jojo Moyes
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Ms.Story
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If you had a book mobile full of children‘s books, what would you call it?

wanderinglynn Moving Stories or maybe Mobile Dreams (edited) 2w
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PageShifter
Giver of Stars | Jojo Moyes
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I accidentally posted this as a blurb, so I only add now : PICK ;)

Reading this was pure pleasure, I loved everything: characters, story, setting. I loved to follow characters' lives - and they really had to struggle through things.

I loved the atmosphere, I don't know why but isolated towns are dear to me. And this was a historical also so life was a bit different than nowadays.

Book 2 during #novelnovember

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I really need to read a Jojo Moyes book. 3w
PageShifter @Andrew65 This was third I read and everyone has been worth reading 3w
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jen_the_scribe
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Decided to pick this one for my next listen…

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Booknerd2
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Pickpick

How did I wait so long to read this book!!!
💜💜💜

kremi One of my favorite books!❤🧡💛 1mo
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cwarnier
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#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks
October Book Spin/ Bingo
I am always pumped up, but never seem to do as good as I would like. Oh well!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 2mo
Sargar114 I hear ya! But making the board is so fun! 2mo
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sleepy.ash87
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Pickpick

This was a great read! Very entertaining with a wonderful description of female bonds, love, survival, and finding hope through empowerment and perseverance.

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amber_ldsmom
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Pickpick

Great book, but I was left with one answered question, which is driving me a little crazy. 🙂

ShelleyBooksie Whats the question? 3mo
amber_ldsmom @ShelleyBooksie What was Bennett‘s issue? 3mo
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LaurenMags
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A novel that takes place during the great depression about a group of women in Kentucky that work for the Pack Horse Librarians. Wonderful storyline but a little disappointed with how everything was wrapped up perfectly with a bow.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Listening to The Giver of Stars whilst I get back into watercolor painting after 4 years break. I was only a beginner back then so still in my learning phase.
Hoping to paint some more interesting subjects in the future. Although not yet finished I gained some confidence whilst listening to this beautiful book and getting familiar with my paints again. What a satisfying evening.

This story is so beautifully told. I'm loving it so far.

Kimberlone Pretty!! 4mo
Lindy Lovely painting! 4mo
Kdgordon88 💜💜💜 4mo
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katy4peas Wow! I‘m learning watercolor, but mine is nowhere near as controlled as yours is! Beautiful! 😍 4mo
marleed So pretty! 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s incredible—you‘re really good! 4mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This is lovely! I‘ve always wanted to be able to do watercolors. Every attempt of mine looks like a muddy mess. 😅 4mo
Suet624 Lovely! 4mo
Nute Quite lovely! 4mo
WJCintron Great job! This is beautiful! 👏 👏 👏 😃 3mo
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Peaceful_Reader
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Margery, Alice, Izzy, Beth, and Kathleen are all women I will remember for a long time. Thank heavens for book club choices bc this is one I might not have picked up in my own.

marleed Since you liked this you might want to check out the tagged. It tells a similar-ish story but told from the perspective of a writer who grew up in Kentucky. It‘s an interesting aspect to the own-voice perspective, and it has Blue people! Also, I think it‘s perfectly acceptable to like both books! 4mo
Peaceful_Reader @marleed : thank you for the suggestion! 4mo
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RenePenn
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1. In our travel trailer!
2. BamaGlamper
3. The Giver of Stars.
4. To finish gods in Alabama (paperback) and The Betrothed (audio) and make a dent in The Soulmate Equation (kindle)
#LitsySummerCamp
@ImperfectCJ

ImperfectCJ I love your camp name! I keep trying to convince my family we need a travel trailer or RV, but they don't agree. Great to have you at camp this week! 4mo
RenePenn @ImperfectCJ Thank you! 4mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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I've been jumping around a few books this week and tried out this one before it disappears from my audio library in 3 days. Well, I'm loving it so far!

CoverToCoverGirl Such a good book! 4mo
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MindyK59
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This book is based on a true story about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky during the Depression. It was a story of 5 strong women and their friendship, love, and loyalty no matter what forces they faced in their lives. It kept me interested to the very end. I recommend it.

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PaperbackPirate
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🤩 Today‘s #CuriousCovers prompt is Stars. It reminded me that I never shared this picture or review from November!
✨This is a historical fiction story about librarians that brought books to rural homes on horseback. Horses, books, and girl power made it a win for me, but it wasn‘t a keeper.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Eggs !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! ✨✨✨ 6mo
Eggs I really enjoyed this🌟🌟 Also Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek-similar theme 6mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! ⭐️🌟🤩 6mo
PaperbackPirate I might try it some day @Eggs 🤩⭐️✨ 6mo
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Librarybelle
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I finished this a couple of days ago, but am just now finding an opportunity to post about it.

I greatly enjoyed this book, which follows the Packhorse Librarians in rural Kentucky during the Depression Era. What I loved about this book was the exploration of female friendship. The descriptions of poverty were heartbreaking. Ultimately, though, this is a story about strong women showing that they can persevere through anything.

Librarybelle @Librariana - I had to miss the book discussion on this I was supposed to lead, thanks to a migraine, but I still plan to read Book Woman and compare/contrast. Those who read both books, from what I understand from my colleague who led the discussion on my behalf, did not really discuss similarities/differences between the two books. I‘m very curious what I will think after finishing Book Woman… 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl I really enjoyed this one too! Definitely in my top 5 for this year. 6mo
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Caroline_Roberts
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Best book I've read in a long time. The setting and characters drew me in so much that I devoured it in 2 days. The plot was perfectly paced so that I never wanted to put it down!

JenlovesJT47 I freaking loved this book! Probably my favorite book from 2020 ❤️ 6mo
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Jgacreations
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Amazing. I loved it!

Nute I‘ve read very favorable comments about this book. Can‘t wait to read it!🙂 6mo
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Skygoddess1
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#NutsInMay is off to a good start. I finished the tagged book which is this month‘s pick for my book club. I really enjoyed this story not only because I loved he librarians and the bonds that they formed, but also because it introduced me to a part of US history that I knew nothing about. #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 Must try this author. 7mo
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mcctrish
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It‘s raining, again, so audio building to finish this great story! I loved listening to this tale of the library initiative spurred on by Mrs Roosevelt to get books into the hands of rural Americans to increase literacy ❤️

Bianca I have this same Lego set! Haven't put it together yet lol. 7mo
mcctrish @Bianca I got mine for Christmas and did the first 2 bags. Then we went back to school ( I‘m a substitute teacher) but I knew we‘d be back to remote again so I saved it. Yesterday I thought it was a good idea to get building again ( besides being Star Wars day, the weather is crap right now) 7mo
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mcctrish
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Multi tasking in the backyard: weeding, transplanting, first laundry day of 2021 and cleaning the tub ( the lift flew up in the big winds a few days ago so it was full of cedar hedge junk and pollen) out and trying to get the chemicals balanced. All made better listening to this story. It‘s so nice to work outside

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mcctrish
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Today has been a good day! I got this lovely card from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego and listened to my book a lot getting some stuff done. Audio books are great for climbing right into stories ❤️ thx so much Danielle for the catch up note and pile of stickers

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 7mo
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous card! 7mo
AmyG That‘s great. I‘d like to do that, too. 7mo
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mcctrish @CaffeineAndCandy isn‘t this a great card 🥰 Litsy mail is the BEST 7mo
mcctrish @ShelleyBooksie I love it 🥰 perfect Litsy mail kind of card 7mo
mcctrish @AmyG it doesn‘t feel like work when you are listening to a book ( although I still hate cleaning bathrooms ) 7mo
Cathythoughts Great card 💕 7mo
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Hif.saa
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One can truly feel the profundity while reading it. It‘s one of those sorts which isn‘t found easily in a reading list but one day you‘ll stumble upon it, left in thoughts!
Friendship, racism, women empowerment and many other powerful themes have been fathomed into a constellation.
P.S. I think it would make a good movie since I didn‘t like many scenes in the book which could be cut out in the film but still I would give it many stars!

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Hif.saa
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//-You know what's really wonderful about those fireflies? Sure, they live for just a few weeks. Not much at all in the grand scheme of things. But while they're there, the beauty of them, well, it takes your breath away. You get to see the world in a whole new way. And then you have that beautiful picture burned onto the inside of your head. To carry it wherever you go. And never forget it-//
~Jojo Moyes
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#thegiverofstars #jojomoyes #bestseller

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This Depression Era historical fiction has it all: friendships, marriage troubles, discrimination and otherness, poverty, female empowerment. Mix it together with floods, a mystery, and plenty about books. Winning combination IMHO. And it was just what I needed!

Thanks to that person in my IRL book group who usually picks the meh books. This one breaks her streak!

Full review hot;//www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2021

RenePenn I enjoyed this one as well! 7mo
Librariana I heard there was some type of controversy regarding the similarities between this book and 7mo
Librariana ⬆️ But apparently Moyes' publisher stood by her work and had confidence in its integrity. Makes me curious to read both books! 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl This was an excellent read! Nearly as good as 7mo
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typefetishist
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‘Maybe that‘s the thing we need to understand, Alice. That some things are a gift, even if you don‘t get to keep them.‘
There was a silence before he spoke again.
‘Maybe just to know that something this beautiful exists is all we can really ask for.‘

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michellem3t
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This is an excellent audiobook. A little historical fiction and delightful characters about the traveling library. I won‘t give a spoiler but the results of the trial made me laugh out loud. I don‘t think it would have been a good if it wasn‘t in audio but still a good read. If you liked The Paris Library and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, then you will like this, too!

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Cathyloves2read
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If you want to read a book about strong women, this ones for you! It was similar to another book that I read (The Book women of Troublesome Creek), but it was also different. I believe the only similarity was that they were both written about the horseback librarians. I enjoyed each book equally. I enjoyed the characters, especially Alice.

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Dcueto
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Just finished this and yall, I heard all the good things you had to say about it and it did not disappoint!!! Now for the book hangover. Any books like this you can recommend?

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I enjoyed this book! It was nice to spend time in historical Kentucky getting to know these characters. It wasn‘t super deep or my favorite book by any means, but it was a good, heartwarming, engaging read!

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GinaKButler
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Up next on audio. 🎧
#bookspinbingo

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ewaselbecker
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Not a new opinion but this book took a while to get into. The characters were always lovely and the writing made the Kentucky mountainside pop. The last quarter of the book was phenomenal and definitely made it worth the read.

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jmtrivera
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What makes this book engaging is the group of funny & quirky women who make up the Packhorse Librarians. Through the book they form a bond which holds them up as they face judgement, law enforcement, & even abuse. It's a remarkable description of women's strength, intelligence, & loyalty, even in heartbreaking circumstances. It did feel like it wrapped up a little easily, but as I was in the mood for something easy & charming, it worked for me.

jen_the_scribe I have this one on Audible! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. 9mo
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Dcueto
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Heard so many good things about this one!

Soul I don't know the book...but it's title only makes me feel so good and curious towards it's story! 9mo
Eggs Oh so gooood 9mo
jessijames I tell EVERYONE about this book!!! I loved it so much! 9mo
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smjohns
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My current read. #ReadAcrossAmericaDay

RenePenn So good! 9mo
kremi My favorite book for 2020 . 6mo
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WillWork4Books198097
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LiteraryinLawrence
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My #lmpbc book has returned to me! Thanks @sharread I‘m currently in possession of 3 books...😬 @BennettBookworm never got to read the tagged one in the rotation, so I‘m sending that to her. Once I finish Anxious People (hers originally) I‘ll send that back to her. AND the main problem is that I never sent How to Walk Away for Feb.🤦🏻‍♀️@shellleigh33 do you mind a delay in getting it back? If that‘s ok, then all 3 are coming to Suzy next.

shellleigh33 No I am perfectly fine with that @LiteraryinLititz 9mo
shellleigh33 I just finished up Us Against You today ❤️❤️❤️ so it will be headed to @sharread in a couple days 9mo
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BennettBookworm Lolll that just means a lot of fun #bookmail for me 😂 9mo
sharread Sounds good! This was a ton of fun. 9mo
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sharread
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of literature with me #GroupO #LMPBC @LiteraryinLititz @BennettBookworm @shellleigh33
This is a character driven novel with the most interesting female characters. The emotional ride they experienced took me with them on every turn and I was right there with my group excitingly reading their comments. What I mostly loved is this novel expresses how books change lives, becoming part of you forever. 💝

BennettBookworm Omg what a great review! I‘m so excited now! Since this one went out of order, I think now you mail it to me instead of back to @LiteraryinLititz ? 🎉 9mo
sharread @BennettBookworm I'm so sorry I just mail it at the post office to Allison after I posted the review. I did accidentally write your name Suzanne. 😁 9mo
BennettBookworm Oh that‘s okay! We are sisters so I‘ll get to read it eventually 😂 9mo
Twainy I was working & thought the battery on my 5 year old iPhone was having a senior moment 😆 it nearly vibrated itself off the desk. Thank you. I love reading & ❤️-ing everyone‘s reviews! If people take the time to share their thoughts & feelings ✔️ I‘ve got a confession, I‘ve seen a lot by this author & never read any of her books. Anyone have a favorite? You can see what i‘ve resorted to lately. My library holds aren‘t moving. Please recommend! 🤗 9mo
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really wonderful book about a period of American history I do not know enough about. This was a reread for me because we are talking about it in book club this week. It was so wonderful to read these strong and very real female characters once again. I recommend highly!

Clwojick I‘m reading this right now! Loving it so far ♥️ 10mo
mollyrotondo @Clwojick It‘s very good! You‘ll like it all the way through! 10mo
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camilla_788
The Giver of Stars | Jojo Moyes
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Took a while to get into this, but overall found it really enjoyable. I really liked the character of Margery, and found myself wanting to be a part of the Packhorse Library.

megnews Cool cover! 10mo
Arvena Such a beautiful cover! 10mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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I‘m not sure what I expected of this book, but it was so much more. It took a little bit to get into & then suddenly I could hardly put it down. Loosely based on the true packhorse librarians of Kentucky in the late 1930‘s. A cast of misfits take on the challenge, women‘s roles & duties are put to question, and love & friendship mean the world.

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krismlars
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New glasses! They‘re so different from my last pair, and it‘s taking some getting used to. I‘m listening to this book and REALLY into it. Tough lady librarians delivering books on horseback👍🏻 I like the narration a lot.

RamsFan1963 I know what you mean, I recently got new glasses and they are bifocals, so I'm struggling to adjust when I need to look when it's close or far away from me. 10mo
Eyelit They look great 💜👓 10mo
krismlars @RamsFan1963 I had my previous glasses for 5 years, so these lenses are stronger but they‘re also larger. Bifocals are weird in a totally different way! 10mo
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krismlars Thanks @Eyelit 10mo
BookishMarginalia Looking good! 10mo
Megabooks Very pretty! 10mo
Tamra They look great and it does take awhile to adjust! 10mo
marleed They look great on you! 10mo
wanderinglynn They look great! 10mo
MelKelsey Love them 10mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I love the color of them!! I need new glasses soon-ish. Where did you get them? 10mo
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BeckyHart
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A book about spunky librarians sticking it to the man. It‘s a yes for me. Enjoy.

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Kimberlone
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Fingers crossed this is true 🤞🏼

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AmyK1
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“There is always a way out of a situation. Might be ugly. Might leave you feeling like the earth has gone and shifted under your feet. But there‘s always a way around.”

Set in Kentucky in 1937, this is a story about expectations, friendship, bravery, the importance of education and literacy.

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BamAJamma
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The book has an easy simple plot line, and was an easy read.

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jessijames
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What an amazing book! This was a first from Moyes for me and I will definitely be back for more. I am a high school librarian and had never heard of the WPA packhorse librarians. I was intrigued by the story and loved the characters. I finished this in a day I was so enthralled.