Kim Michele Richardson – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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 Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere – even back home.

Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Narrator: Katie Schorr
Duration: 9 hours 26 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Language: English

User Review:

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Well written novel of historical fiction. Loved learning about this particular medical condition I knew nothing about. Throughout history people have been persecuted for various types of medical/physical afflictions due to peoples ignorance and prejudices. A great read!