TITLE/AUTHOR: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek; Kim Michele Richardson
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2019
GENRE: Fiction / Historical
FORMAT: print /LENGTH: 320 pp.
SOURCE: eBook / Purchased
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: A story about the Pack Horse Librarian Project and the prejudices faced by a strong, brave, Appalachian woman in 1930s Kentucky.
"What I wanted most was to be okay as a Blue. I never understood why other people thought my color, any color, needed fixing."
“I liked my sensibility just fine. I liked my freedom a lot—loved the solitude these last seven months had given me—and I lived for the joy of bringing books and reading materials to the hillfolk who were desperate for my visits, the printed word that brought a hopeful world into their dreary lives and dark hollers. It was necessary. And for the first time in my life, I felt necessary.”