What’s better than front porch swinging? Front porch swinging with a great book! I had the pleasure of reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek while we were down at the beach a few weeks ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I wouldn’t call it a “beach read”, but it is definitely one to add to your to-be-read list. This was a great historical fiction about something I had honestly never heard about until I heard about this book… the blue people of Kentucky. Quite a fascinating tale and one that had me cheering for the main character. Her perseverance was inspiring!
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THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK
The bestselling historical fiction from Kim Michele Richardson, this is a novel following Cussy Mary, a packhorse librarian and her quest to bring books to the Appalachian community she loves, perfect for readers of Lee Smith and Lisa Wingate. The perfect addition to your next book club!
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. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.
Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.
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