Wk 46: The giver of stars | Jojo Moyes
A novel written to be devoured in the big chunks long winter evenings afford us! Set in a small town in Kentucky, in the late 1930s, it centres on Alice, an English woman who marries a wealthy American in a bid to escape her claustrophobic family, only to find herself similarly stifled in her new home. She joins a travelling library, finding both freedom, traversing the wild mountain forests on horseback, and longed-for friendship and community, with her new colleagues. It is a novel about the joy and power of reading, friendship and the wild, and a story that will stay with you.