Virtual Book Club – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Tuesday, May 26th 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

*This virtual program will be held using Microsoft Teams. Participants must register with a valid email address and the meeting invitation will be sent to that email on the day of the program. All members of the Teams meeting will be able to see the names of the other participants. Patrons are responsible for the material and information that they choose to share. Participants must review our Social Media Policy and Code of Conduct before registering. Please email info@mtpl.info if you have any questions.*

Join us for a virtual book club! Our selection for May is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. It is available for download in both ebook and audiobook format on Hoopla.

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.