The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Updated: Mar 1

Author: Kim Michele Richardson

Page Count: 309

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If you loved The Last Blue, you will love this one as well. Another novel about the Blue People of Kentucky but with a book loving twist. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, the people of Troublesome Creek in the treacherous Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky get their very own traveling librarian Miss Cussy Mary Carter.

Miss Cussy is the last of her kind with skin a shade of blue most people have never seen. In order for her to bring the joy of books to her patron hill folk, she has to confront a prejudice as old as the Appalachians.

"Being able to return to the books was a sanctuary for my heart. And a joy bolted free, lessening my own grievances, forgiving spent youth and dying dreams lost to a hard life, the hard land, and to folks’ hard thoughts and partialities."

Inspired by the historical events of the Kentucky Pack Horse Library Services of 1930 and the Blue-Skinned people of Kentucky. Beautifully crafted to capture your heart as you travel alongside Miss Cussy on her book route to visit her patrons, to outwit her enemies, and to stay true to her passions.

Happy Reading,

Ashley Trevillyan

The Book Nerd

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