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The book woman of Troublesome Creek [sound recording] / Kim Michele Richardson.

Richardson, Kim Michele, (author.). Schorr, Katie, (narrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 6 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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16 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Macon County Public Library CDBOOK RICHARDSON (Text) 39493108602774 Adult New Audiobook Checked out 02/25/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538521977
  • ISBN: 1538521970
  • ISBN: 9781538521984
  • ISBN: 1538521989
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Katie Schorr.
Summary, etc.:
In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, blue-skinned nineteen-year-old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry, has just snuffed out her last courting candle, her last chance for 'respectability' and a marriage bed. 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 those who have nothing a bookly respite.
Subject: Librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
Packhorse librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
Single women > Fiction.
Methemoglobinemia > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Appalachians (People) > Kentucky > Fiction.
Books > Fiction.
Appalachian Region > Fiction.
Kentucky > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Summary: In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, blue-skinned nineteen-year-old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry, has just snuffed out her last courting candle, her last chance for 'respectability' and a marriage bed. 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 those who have nothing a bookly respite.
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