The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek


If you only read one book this summer, make sure it is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

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Cussy Mary Carter is part of the Pack Horse Library Project in Kentucky and lends books to patrons in the hills and hollows around the town of Troublesome Creek. The books bring joy to their readers, an escape from the bone breaking work and ceaseless hunger that stalks both young and old in these remote places.

“The Book Woman” has more than her share of troubles too. Her greatest trouble is being a Blue, possibly the last, a person whose skin is naturally blue. Her neighbors are repelled by this and shun Cussy, leaving her to live an isolated existence where she battles loneliness and fear.

Given a chance to change her color, Cussy takes the risk. Will she find acceptance as a white or will it take all her grit and strength to accept herself and change her life?  Readers will cry for Cussy on every step of her difficult journey. This book is a very detailed look at a time and place that is unforgettable.

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