Book Talk WILL NOT MEET on March 21st as planned.
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All activities at or sponsored by St. Andrew are cancelled for this week,
with the exception of Worship Services....
Mid-Week Lent Service - Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm
Sunday Morning Service - Sunday, March 22 at 10 am
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes
Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett VanCleve 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.
About The Author
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before You,
After You, Still Me, The Girl You Left Behind, One Plus One and her short story
collection Paris for One and Other Stories. The Giver of Stars is her most recent bestseller
and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. Her novels have been translated into
forty-six languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold
over thirty-eight million copies worldwide.
Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted
into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. The Giver of Stars is
soon to be a major motion picture. Jojo lives in Essex.
Book Talk for The Giver of Stars will take place:
March 21, 2020 at Fabiano's at 9:15 a.m.
Our book club is very casual and welcoming. Please plan to join us whether
you read the book or not. The more the merrier!
Please feel free to contact us to confirm the date/time/location
for our Book Talk, as sometimes we do have to change it on short notice. Our contact
information can be found by clicking on the Contact tab at the top of the page.
Click on the Book List tab near the top of the page for a
complete list of the books that Book Talk has read.
Book description and information about the author taken from:
www.jojomoyes.com and www.penguin.co.uk/authors/650/65092/jojo-moyes.html
This web-page updated 2-23-2020