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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hendrum LINK Site C GAB (Text) 33500013466404 New On holds shelf -
McIntosh Public Library C GAB (Text) 33500013466412 New On holds shelf -
Warroad Public Library GAB (Text) 35500006485898 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780800737214
  • ISBN: 0800737210
  • ISBN: 9780800739997
  • ISBN: 080073999X
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a preview of another historical tale from the author: An Appalachian Summer (pages 347-359).
Summary, etc.:
"Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn't mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her mountain community during the Great Depression. Even the rough people-like ornery Perdita Sweet-have their charms. But can love bloom in such rocky soil?"-- Provided by publisher.
Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn't mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her Appalachian mountain community during the Great Depression. When a charming writer comes to town, she thinks she might have found love-- or is the perfect man actually closer than she thinks? Long ago Perdita Sweet thought she had found love, but when the object of her affection married someone else, she stopped giving too much of herself away to others. It's easier to see what's best for others than to see what's best for oneself, and Perdita knows who Tansy should choose. But why would anyone listen to the romantic advice of an old spinster? -- adapted from back cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #1
    In Gabhart's latest Kentucky-set tale, Tansy Calhoun loves her job with the Packhorse Library Project in 1937, bringing books to her Appalachian mountainside community. A young girl in the family way, a grieving widow drowning in depression, an unmarried woman wondering whether she missed her chance at love, they all benefit from diligent Tansy, who brings hope and joy through books. When a stranger comes to town and offers Tansy a chance to have the adventures she has always dreamed about, she must decide whether that road will truly lead to her happy ending. Gabhart crafts an absorbing story that deeply explores the rich tradition of storytelling, layering oral retellings of Bible stories with family tales passed down through generations. Aptly named for its meandering and delightful reading experience, Along a Storied Trail is structured by Tansy's delivery route and focuses on members of the tight-knit community, the stories they share, and the adventures they write by living their lives. Other pack-horse-librarian novels include The Librarian of Boone's Hollow (2020) and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (2019). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels--The Refuge, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted--as well as other historical novels, including Angel Sister, These Healing Hills, River to Redemption, and An Appalachian Summer. She and her husband live on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Ann enjoys discovering the everyday wonders of nature while hiking in her farm's fields and woods with her grandchildren and her dogs, Frankie and Marley. Learn more at

Subject: Packhorse librarians > Fiction.
Kentucky > Fiction.
Depressions > 1929 > Fiction.
Mountain life > Appalachian Region, Southern > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Christian fiction.
Historical fiction.

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