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  • 13 of 15 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 15 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC MOY (Text) 0530011108608 Adult Audiobook Checked out 04/20/2021
Beaufort - Bookmobile North FIC MOY (Text) 0530010932966 Adult Audiobook Available -
Beaufort - Bookmobile South FIC MOY (Text) 0530010932984 Adult Audiobook Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525530190
  • ISBN: 0525530193
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr., 52 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Julia Whelan.
Summary, etc.:
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 Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them—and to the men they love—becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job—bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, "The Giver of Stars" is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is 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.
Subject: Women librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
Packhorse librarians > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Kentucky > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Topic Heading: Audiobooks.

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