My book club voted for The Giver of Stars as our February pick and it came highly recommended. I was a bit weary of it because I didn’t love Moyes most popular book, Me Before You, but the content of this book couldn’t be more different, so I was optimistic that as a lover of historical fiction, I would enjoy it. I didn’t not enjoy the book. It’s a fine piece of work that creates an.
The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything - everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else.
There is a controversy about the book because when it was published, it was only a few months after another on a similar topic was published. Questions about plagiarism erupted because the topic was so obscure. The other book is called “The Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson.I will get a few naysayers on this statement---I thought Jo JO Moyes book, Giver of Stars was a better book. The narrorator was excellent, her Southern accent was believable and actually pleasant. The story line was very good, I liked the story of 7 totally different, unique females coming together for the purpose of helping the WPA pack horse librarian initiative. I loved the camaraderie of.Buzzfeed reports that Kim Michele Richardson has raised concerns that her book, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, bears several striking resemblances to Jojo Moyes’ just-published The Giver of Stars.
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What to read next. Epic stories always make for engaging and thought-provoking reads. If you enjoyed book club questions for The Giver of Stars, here are some more reading suggestions along with links to discussion questions. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Where the Crawdads Sing is part murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature—all taking place in the.Read More
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: Rick Riordin: Percy Jackson - The Demigod Files: Rick Riordan: The Trials Of Apollo: Ransom Riggs: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Francine Rivers: Redeeming Love: Susan Rivers: The Second Mrs. Hockaday: Jaimie Roberts: Tailspin: J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts) Dark In Death: J. D. Robb.Read More
The Giver of Stars is a mesmerising tale of female friendship,. I purchased on July 23, 2019, and read, The Book Women of Troublesome Creek: A Novel by Kim Michele Richardson that was published May 7, 2019. When I purchased on Oct 17, 2019, The Giver of Stars: A Novel by Jojo Moyes, I was surprised to see that the plot was so similar that it was almost like they had been writing from the.Read More
But you still managed to read five books! I also read Giver of Stars in February! I really liked it and have put The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek on my list because I heard that it’s about the same topic (packhorse librarians). I think time probably flies when you have little ones, but don’t know for sure. I know time flies for me most of the time. It’s like work, eat, study, run.Read More
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson; The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes; Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung; Trinity Sight by Jennifer Givhan; Truth by Omission by Daniel Beamish; Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI by David Grann; The End of October by Lawrence Wright; The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult; The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.Read More
Richardson’s book is called The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, released in May 2019, while Moyes’s book is called The Giver of Stars and will be released on October 8. An Amazon search found.Read More
The historical novels The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Giver of Stars, published a few months apart, share some noticeable similarities. Book Woman author Kim Michele Richardson has raised concerns; Moyes denies having read Richardson’s book.Read More
The Giver of Stars brought together so many elements I love--books, before-their-time feminists, and quirky characters--and I enjoyed both the story and the history that I knew nothing about. I would be remiss to not mention the controversy around this book and plagiarism concerns raised by Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Beyond bringing it to your.Read More
In her new novel “The Giver of Stars,” Jojo Moyes asks what society allows women to be. Set in a small Kentucky town in Depression-era America, the novel details the lives of five women who.Read More