BookBrowse Reviews The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

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The Book Woman's Daughter

A Novel

by Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson X
The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
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Kim Michele Richardson returns to Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, with The Book Woman's Daughter.

Kim Michele Richardson's The Book Woman's Daughter follows Honey Lovett, 16-year-old daughter of Cussy Mary, the blue-skinned packhorse librarian introduced in the 2019 bestseller The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. As the story opens, Cussy Mary and her husband are about to be arrested for violating Kentucky's anti-miscegenation laws; while Cussy is of European ancestry and her skin color is a genetic abnormality, in the eyes of the law she's non-white, making her marriage to a white man illegal. Should they be convicted, Honey will be considered an orphan and will be sent to the Kentucky House of Reform — a workhouse well-known for its harsh conditions — where she'll be incarcerated until her 21st birthday. To escape this fate, Honey's parents arrange for her to return to remote Troublesome, Kentucky to stay with a family friend. Circumstances conspire against the young ...

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