Books that Bind: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Via Zoom
The December selection for our monthly book club is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. We’ll be meeting Thursday,
The December selection for our monthly book club is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. We’ll be meeting Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss the book, join us! Click here to register for this meeting or click the button below.
About the Book:
The lonely young Appalachian woman joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her faithful mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky.
Along her dangerous route, Cussy, known to the mountain folk as Bluet, confronts those suspicious of her damselfly-blue skin and the government’s new book program. She befriends hardscrabble and complex fellow Kentuckians, and is fiercely determined to bring comfort and joy, instill literacy, and give to those who have nothing, a bookly respite, a fleeting retreat to faraway lands.
Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek showcases a bold and unique tale of the Packhorse Librarians in literary novels—a story of fierce strength and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.
Building Bonds through books and conversation. Our club reads a wide range of authors and genres. Books that Bind is the official Book Club of the Interchurch Center located in the Morningside/ Harlem area of New York City, NY. The club was established in 2011 to build bonds and friendship through a shared love of books among the various tenants of the building and neighbored. Due to the Pandemic the Club is currently meeting on Zoom until further notice.
New members are always welcome! Click here to join the club.