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Bridgeport Public Library - Book Talk

Bridgeport, WV – The group will discuss The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 4:00pm. See Joanne at the library to a borrow a copy of the book, but quantities are limited.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Joanne at the library at 304-842-8248. About The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson 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.
Date: 8/21/2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM