In Conversation with Jojo Moyes

A love letter to the power of books, words and friendship to change lives for the better, Jojo Moyes’ new book is being described as her best yet.

The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

Thursday 3rd October, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

Based on the real Horseback Librarians of Kentucky, The Giver of Stars tells the fictional account of five extraordinary women who are brought together in a tiny community in the mountains of rural America.  Big, bold, funny and sad – Jojo takes us to the heart of this group of women and we experience their friendship, their heartbreak and their astonishing bravery.

Jojo says 'Society frames women as competitors rather than champions of one another and this isn’t the experience of most of the women I know. The Giver of Stars aims to celebrate these relationships.'

Do not miss this opportunity to join this bestselling novelist to celebrate the publication of her new book. Interviewed live on stage, Jojo will explore how it felt to step away from her beloved characters from the global phenomenon that is her Me Before You trilogy to write this breath-taking new piece of standalone fiction.

Jojo’s novels have been translated into 46 languages, have hit the number one spot in 12 countries and have sold over 38 million copies worldwide. This is your chance to spend an evening with one of most successful novelists of the 21st century.

Venue Information

The Dancehouse Theatre
10A Oxford Street
M1 5QA
United Kingdom

About the Book

The Giver of Stars
The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:3 Oct 2019


4.33 out of 5
5 reviews
"Misfit women rule in a beguiling tale of unlikely love"
The Times
"Funny, heartbreaking and unputdownable: this is her best yet"
The Bookseller
"a thrilling tale of derring-do and murder set in Kentucky"
"I loved this dashing adventure set in 1930s Kentucky, America."
Daily Mail
"The Giver of Stars is rip-roaring popular fiction, in which eyes meet furtively and bodies touch tremulously"
The Sunday Times

Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.' England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright - restless, stifled - makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife, and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure - or the escape - that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O'Hare - daughter of a notorious felon and a troublesome woman the town wishes to forget. Margery's on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost - and she needs Alice's help. Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship - and a life to call their own. But when Baileyville turns against them, will their belief in one another - and the power of the written word - be enough to save them? Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.