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The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel / Kim Michele Richardson.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781492691631
  • ISBN: 1492691631
  • ISBN: 9781492671527
  • ISBN: 1492671525
  • Physical Description: 308 pages : maps, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group guide and a conversation with the author.
Summary, etc.:
"Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers"-- Provided by publisher.
1936. Tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry. She joins Roosevelt's Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a traveling librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky. Along her route, Cussy faces doubters at every turn, but is determined to bring the joy of books to the hardscrabble Kentuckians. -- Adapted from back cover.
Subject: Traveling libraries > Kentucky > Fiction.
Packhorse librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
Kentucky > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at MountainCat.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Carroll County Public Library F RICHARDSON (Text) 39707100683452 Fiction Available -
Galax Public Library F RICHARDSON (Text) 39706100612784 Fiction Available -
Grayson County Public Library FIC RICHARDSON (Text) 49000800802632 Fiction Available -
Rural Retreat Public Library FIC RICHARDSON (Text) 49000800804166 Fiction Available -
Whitetop Public Library FIC RICHARDSON (Text) 49000800806120 Fiction Available -
Wythe County Public Library FIC RICHARDSON (Text) 49000800803846 Fiction Available -

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