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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Women's Fiction Author Spotlight

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 has 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.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson


Amy from Bethlehem, PA
Anne from Mesa, AZ
Barbara from Pinehurst, NC
Barry from Charlotte, NC
Betty from Mequon, WI
Brenda from Madison Heights, MI
Christy from Monroe Township, PA
Claudia from Winfield, KS
Cristina from Miami, FL
Dawn from Portland, TN
Debra from Eastampton, NJ
Debra from West Chicago, IL
Deirdre from Meriden, CT
Donna from Cromwell, CT
Eileen from Williston Park, NY
Elise from Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth from La Porte, IN
Gail from Albuquerque, NM
Gail from Flossmoor, IL
Helen from Gainesville, GA
Jan from Fort Pierce, FL
Janice from Wilmington, DE
Jayne from North Wales, PA
Jo Anne from Myrtle Beach., SC
Joanne from Cincinnati, OH
Joyce from Wellington, FL
Karen from Villa Hills, KY
Kate from Fountain Valley, CA
Katherine from Springfield, VA
Kathy from Millis, MA
Kathy from Sparks, NV
Lauren from Ballwin, MO
Lenora from Orange, TX
Linda from Glen Carbon, IL
Lisa from Salem, OR
Luis from Merced, CA
Megan from Chicago, IL
Nicole from Lee's Summit, MO
Patti from Waukesha, WI
Paula from Gansevoort, NY
Polly from Cedar Creek, TX
Sally-Jo from West Sand Lake, NY
Sandy from Naples, FL
Saundra from Sheffield, AL
Stefanie from Bend, OR
Susan from Ringgold, GA
Susan from Chambersburg, PA
Susan from Owings Mills, MD
Terese from Old Hickory, TN
Vesna from Sparta, NJ