The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek



In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue skinned 19 year old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry 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 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekis a powerful message about how the written word affects people a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman s chances beyond the darkly hollows 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 Pack horse Librarians in literary novels a story of fierce strength and one woman s belief that books can carry us anywhere even back home Read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – tiffanydaniels.co.ukThe Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek  By Kim Michele Richardson IBN : 1492671525 Format : Paperback – tiffanydaniels.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
  • Kim Michele Richardson
  • English
  • 16 January 2017
  • 1492671525

10 thoughts on “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

  1. says:

    Update Today, May 07, 2019 is Happy Publication Date In the fierce, majestic mountains and hollers of Appalachian Kentucky in the 1930 s, there were many small towns and communities that were so isolated some people never saw a newspaper Or, if they did, it was used to paper a layer to the insides of their tiny homes to help keep the weather out Books, for the most part, were a luxury, and often only family Bibles or the odd family heirloom would be in the home.In the 1930 s people everywhere Update Today, May 07, 2019 is Happy Publication Date In the fierce, majestic mountains and hollers of Appalachian Kentucky in the 1930 s, there were many small towns and communities that were so isolated some people never saw a newspaper Or, if they did, it was used to paper a layer to the insides of their tiny homes to help keep the weather out Books, for the most part, were a luxury, and often only family Bibles or the odd family heirloom would be in the home.In the 1930 s people everywhere struggled for the basics of food and shelter during The Great Depression As part of President Roosevelt s New Deal, he set up education programs in isolated areas whereby books donated by a variety of service clubs and larger libraries could be delivered to families via horse, mule, canoe, or sometimes just walking The program initially hired single women with the idea of giving them gainful employment and so the Pack Horse Project came into being, and...

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    When I finished this book, I thought it was such a good story and I immediately gave it four stars, but then I thought about itas I was writing this I thought about what a meaningful story it is, what an amazing and strong character Cussy Mary Carter is, what a realistic depiction of time and place is presented here, about how much I learned from it, how touched I was, and the wonderful way that the author blends the story of the Blue People of Kentucky with the Pack Horse Library Project When I finished this book, I thought it was such a good story and I immediately gave it four stars, but then I thought about itas I was writing this I thought about what a meaningful story it is, what an amazing and strong character Cussy Mary Carter is, what a realistic depiction of time and place is presented here, about how much I learned from it, how touched I was, and the wonderful way that the author blends the story of the Blue People of Kentucky with the Pack Horse Library Project I shorty went back and gave it the five stars it deserves In the Appalachian hills of Kentucky in the 1930 s, the people are poverty stricken and hungry The Pack Horse Librarian Project is established as part of President Roosevelt s Works Prog...

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    The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man T.S Eliot The printed word that brought a hopeful world into their dreary lives and dark hollers A beautiful and fascinating read This book is a must read for everyone, who understands the value of books and human life.Inspired by true events and real people, set in Kentucky and in the year 1936, Kim Michele Richardson s The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is the amazing story of ninThe very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man T.S Eliot The printed word that brought a hopeful world into their dreary lives and dark hollers A beautiful and fascinating read This book is a must read for everyone, who understands the value of books and human life.Inspired by true events and real people, set in Kentucky and in the year 1936, Kim Michele Richardson s The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is the amazing story of nineteen year old Cussy Bluet Mary Carter Cussy Mary is thought to be the last female of the blue mountainfolk Her love for books and as one who truly believes that reading books leads to a better community and world, Cussy Mary joins the Kentucky Pack Horse Library program These librarians used to travel by horse, mule, and sometimes by foot and boats t...

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    From the beginning I adored Cussy or Bluet as she is called by some A pack librarian in the Kentucky Appalachians, she delivers books to folks living in the hollers As part of FDRs work program, she rides her mule and delivers her books This is depression era, 1930 and people are struggling, making them look forward to the books, newspapers or magazines she brings Some cannot read, so she reads to them, some are just learning to read, and some just look st the picture She is in all ways won From the beginning I adored Cussy or Bluet as she is called by some A pack librarian in the Kentucky Appalachians, she delivers books to folks living in the hollers As part of FDRs work program, she rides her mule and delivers her books This is depression era, 1930 and people are struggling, making them look forward to the books, newspapers or magazines she brings Some cannot read,...

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    I enjoyed this story so much The Pack Horse Library Project was established in 1935 by President Roosevelt s Work Progress Administration an effort to bring jobs to women and bring books and reading material to the poor and isolated areas of Appalachia, where there were few schools and inaccessible roads.Cussy Mary was one of these women who had a route. she was 19 yrs old, a coal miner s daughter, who s father was trying to marry her off, because he had the bad lung from mining, and wanted I enjoyed this story so much The Pack Horse Library Project was established in 1935 by President Roosevelt s Work Progress Administration an effort to bring jobs to women and bring books and reading material to the poor and isolated areas of Appalachia, where there were few schools and inaccessible roads.Cussy Mary was one of these women who had a route. she was 19 yrs old, a coal miner s daughter, who s father was trying to marry her off, because he had the bad lung from mining, and wanted her to have someone to care for her.Cussy didn t want that because she loved being The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky and she earned her own wages from doing that She was also so good hearted and tried to help the peop...

  6. says:

    Cussy Mary Carter was arguably the last blue skinned person in Troublesome Creek, Kentucky The year, 1936 Living in a backwoods, one room log house, life was a struggle for the nineteen year old and her pa, a coal miner Pa lit a courting candle , intent upon making sure Cussy will knot Suitors would come and go wanting a surety that their progeny would not be blue Cussy, nicknamed Bluet , was subjected to taunts, prejudice and continuous ridicule due to her cobalt blue skin color H Cussy Mary Carter was arguably the last blue skinned person in Troublesome Creek, Kentucky The year, 1936 Living in a backwoods, one room log house, life was a struggle for the nineteen year old and her pa, a coal miner Pa lit a courting candle , intent upon making sure Cussy will knot Suitors would come and go wanting a surety that their progeny would not be blue Cussy, nicknamed Bluet , was subjected to taunts, prejudice and continu...

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    Cussy Mary was such a compelling and unique character in this novel set in depression era Kentucky I warmed to her and her amazing story right away Part of President Roosevelt s plan to bring jobs to struggling rural areas was the Pack Horse Library Project Working for this program, Cussy and her mule delivered second hand books to the poorest of mountain folks surrounding Troublesome Creek.Cussy was called Bluet by many locals because of the uncommon color of her skin She was a descendant Cussy Mary was such a compelling and unique character in this novel set in depression era Kentucky I warmed to her and her amazing story right away Part of President Roosevelt s plan to bring jobs to struggling rural areas was the Pack Horse Library Project Working for this program, Cussy and her mule delivered second hand books to the poorest of mountain folks surrounding Troublesome Creek.Cussy was called Bluet by many locals because of the uncommon color of her skin She was a descendant of the blue skinned people of Kentucky, and she faced cruelty and discrimination because of it This book brilliantly brought to life what was going on in this time and place, all the hardships and hopes of this impoverished mining community THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK was a wonderful emotional journey, and I loved it Cussy the Book Woman is a character who will stay with you long after finishing this absorbing piece of Southern historical fiction Disclosure I receive...

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    I love novels where the story telling is based on true historical facts, especially when they are something I d never heard of before In this novel, the author weaves together two interesting, well researched historical episodes from 1930s Kentucky to tell a fascinating and memorable story.Nineteen year old Cussy Mary Carter and her widowed coal miner father live in a small shack near Troublesome Creek, where they barely scrape by on his meagre wages and her small salary as a librarian for the I love novels where the story telling is based on true historical facts, especially when they are something I d never heard of before In this novel, the author weaves together two interesting, well researched historica...

  9. says:

    This book broke my heart, twisted it, stomped on it, and then uplifted it I cried and raged as I read it It is an emotional hotbed kind of read dealing with extreme poverty and hardship, discrimination, and perseverance Cussy Mary Carter is a Blue the last female of the blue skinned people of Kentucky who lives with her father a Blue coal miner and who works for Roosevelt s WPA Pack Horse Library Project She delivers books to isolated mountain people These people are so poor some ar This book broke my heart, twisted it, stomped on it, and then uplifted it I cried and raged as I read it It is an emotional hotbed kind of read dealing with extreme poverty and hardship, discrimination, and perseverance Cussy Mary Carter is a Blue the last female of the blue skinned people of Kentucky who lives with her father a ...

  10. says:

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a gem of a book and a tribute to the importance of books Richardson tackles numerous topics from Kentucky in the 1930s horrific coal mining conditions, the true blue skinned people that lived in Appalachia, and the Pack Horse library service The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a tale of family, prejudice, and perseverance, and one woman s decision to find her own way despite her hardscrabble existence One of my favorite parts of the book was Richard The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a gem of a book and a tribute to the importance of books Richardson tackles numerous topics from Kentucky in the 1930s horrific coal mining conditions, the true blue skinned people that lived in Appalachia, and the Pack Horse library service The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a tale of family, prejudice, and perseverance, and one woman s dec...

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