The book woman of Troublesome Creek: a novel

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"...a hauntingly atmosphericlove letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and -- just as importantly -- a compassionate human connection."--Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

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 Creekis a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere--even back home.

Additional Praise for The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: "A unique story about Appalachia and the healing power of the written word."--Kirkus "A timeless and significant tale about poverty, intolerance and how books can bring hope and light to even the darkest pocket of history."--Karen Abbott, New York Timesbestselling author of Liar Temptress Soldier Spy "Emotionally resonant and unforgettable, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekis a lush love letter to the redemptive power of books."--Joshilyn Jackson, New York Timesand USA Todaybestselling author of The Almost Sisters

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subject_facet Books -- Fiction, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Horses -- Fiction, Kentucky -- Fiction, Kentucky -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Librarians -- Fiction, Methemoglobinemia -- Fiction, Nineteen thirties -- Fiction, Packhorse librarians -- Fiction, Packhorse librarians -- Kentucky -- Fiction, Prejudice -- Fiction, Race relations -- Fiction, Racism -- Fiction, Single women -- Fiction, United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction
title_display The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel
title_full The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Richardson, Kim Michele., The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel / Kim Michele Richardson, The book woman of Troublesome Creek [electronic resource] / Kim Michele Richardson
title_short The book woman of Troublesome Creek :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Books, Electronic books, History, Horses, Librarians, Methemoglobinemia, Nineteen thirties, Packhorse librarians, Prejudice, Race relations, Racism, Single women
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