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The book woman of Troublesome Creek  Cover Image Book Book

The book woman of Troublesome Creek / Kim Michele Richardson.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1492691631
  • ISBN: 9781492691631
  • ISBN: 1492671525
  • ISBN: 9781492671527
  • ISBN: 9781492691631 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1492691631 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781492671527
  • ISBN: 1492671525
  • ISBN: 9781492691631
  • ISBN: 1492691631
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]

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"The 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 government's new book program, and along her treacherous route, Cussy faces doubters at every turn. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the complex and hardscrabble Kentuckians, she's going to have to confront dangers and 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, [this] is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere--even back home."--Dust jacket.
1936. Tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry. She joins Roosevelt's Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a traveling librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky. Along her route, Cussy faces doubters at every turn, but is determined to bring the joy of books to the hardscrabble Kentuckians. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: Traveling libraries > Kentucky > Fiction.
Packhorse librarians > Fiction.
Kentucky > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 62 of 83 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Slater Public Library - Griswold.


  • 6 current holds with 83 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Slater Public Library - Griswold F RIC (Text) 31252140650433 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/09/2022

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