The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
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Kim Michele Richardson
RECOMMENDED BY DOLLY PARTON IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE!A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA USA TODAY BESTSELLERA LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERThe bestselling historical fiction novel 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 William Kent Kreuger 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.Look for The Book Woman's Daughter, the new novel from Kim Michele Richardson, out now!Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark:The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie BenedictThe Engineer's Wife by Tracey Enerson WoodSold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
Kim Michele Richardson
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"So this is actually a really good book if you like slice of Life historical fiction. I think my one complaint would be that it has a little bit of a frustrating ending but it also has very little plot other than "a year in the life of" etc. I will say that I enjoyed it because it made me Google a lot of things and learn a lot of neat stuff! I had never heard of the blues of Kentucky, for example. It's definitely a good read."
"What a beautiful book! "
"Along with The Bookwoman’s Daughter, you have two perfect books. Thanks to the hard, and sometimes dangerous, work of these brave traveling librarians, books got into the hands of isolated families in the Appalachian’s. These are both great reads. "
"Such a great story! "
"This was a slow read for me, i kept picking it up and then not getting very far. I stuck with it mostly determined to just finish it to say I did…however towards the middle of the book I found myself anxious to find out what happens. The ending redeemed it for me. I shed some tears and thought it was a beautiful example of perseverance. "