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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

A Novel

by Kim Michele Richardson

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
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    May 2019, 320 pages
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    May 2019, 320 pages

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A heartfelt salute to the Pack Horse librarians of Depression-era Kentucky and to the act of reading itself, this eclectic novel is about and for book lovers.

A loyal animal companion, treks through gorgeous but forbidding wilderness, glimpses of larger historical events through personal and regional experiences: These components appear in many works of fiction intended to entertain and educate young people. They also emerge in Kim Michele Richardson's The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, a novel set in the 1930s that is perfect for adults who grew up with the adventure and whimsy of books by Lucy Maud Montgomery and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Cussy Mary Carter, known alternately as Bluet and Book Woman, is a blue-skinned Kentuckian of French descent—based on the Blue Fugates of Kentucky, a genetic ancestral line of people suffering from a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia that caused their skin to appear bluish-purple. She spends her days working as a Pack Horse librarian, toting books to the rural people of Troublesome Creek ...

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