…The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Really enjoyed this listen. We follow Alice and Marjory on their journey through their current stage of life and getting the Pack Horse Library started in Kentucky. Unhappy with her new husband who refuses to give any kind of affection including marital, Alice signs up to help the Pack Horse Library when it seems no one else will. Being from London, she doesn’t have much experience with the rough terrain or riding a horse, but with Marjory’s help she catches on quickly and falls in love with the job and the land. Marjory is from a not so great family and being judged by that her whole life, lives the life she wants no matter what anyone thinks. Two love stories, a murder trial and months of riding later there is a satisfying ending that left me with a smile. I enjoyed visiting the world of the Pack Horse Library and the changing role for women of the time. Parts of it got me, the racist sexist and very true parts of history, and made me angry; but they should and they should. I think it would make a good movie. I would go see it.