Skip to main content

Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library

Book Discussion

"The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson
  • When Aug 31, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Periodical Room
  • Add event to calendar iCal

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. to discuss the August book selection "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson. Copies are available for checkout.

About the Author

Kim Michele Richardson is a multiple-award-winning author who has written five works of historical fiction and a bestselling memoir. Kim Michele was born and raised in Kentucky and lives there with her family and beloved dogs. She is also the founder of Shy Rabbit, a writers residency and scholarship implemented for low-income writers.

Book Summary

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, 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.