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The book woman of Troublesome Creek: a novel

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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 Creekis a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere--even back home.

Fans of historical fiction will fall in love with this bestselling novel's: Strong research and vivid depictions of Appalachia Inspiration from the real blue-skinned people of Kentucky Characters who are both relatable and fascinating Emphasis on the importance of books (perfect for books clubs or as a gift for the librarian in your life)
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subject_facetAppalachians (People) -- Kentucky -- Fiction
Books -- Fiction
Electronic books
Historical fiction
Kentucky -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Librarians -- Kentucky -- Fiction
Methemoglobinemia -- Fiction
Packhorse librarians -- Kentucky -- Fiction
Single women -- Fiction
Traveling libraries -- Kentucky -- Fiction
title_displayThe book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel
title_fullThe Book Woman of Troublesome Creek A Novel
The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel / Kim Michele Richardson
The book woman of Troublesome Creek [electronic resource] / Kim Michele Richardson
title_shortThe book woman of Troublesome Creek
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topic_facetAppalachians (People)
Books
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Librarians
Methemoglobinemia
Packhorse librarians
Single women
Traveling libraries