The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

I’ve had The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson on my to-be-read list for a long time and it finally came up at the library. I had never heard of the blue people from Kentucky, so this was an interesting read. However, it was reminiscent of The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – two books with similar subject matter published reasonably close in time. This one was the story of the traveling librarians who delivered books to remote readers in Kentucky, entwined with the story of the blue people from Kentucky. Amazon says: “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.” It’s a good read, but a little bit of an overlap from Jojo Moyes. Worth a read, nonetheless.

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