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  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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18 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library RIC (Text) 33500013595228 New Checked out 06/15/2022
Moorhead Public Library RIC (Text) 33500013595236 New Checked out 06/15/2022
Red Lake Falls Public Library RIC (Text) 35500006583742 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781728252995
  • ISBN: 1728252997
  • ISBN: 9781728242590
  • ISBN: 1728242592
  • Physical Description: 334 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2022]

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Includes reading group guide.
Summary, etc.:
"In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good. Picking up her mother's old packhorse library route, Honey begins to deliver books to the remote hollers of Appalachia. Honey is looking to prove that she doesn't need anyone telling her how to survive. But the route can be treacherous, and some folks aren't as keen to let a woman pave her own way. If Honey wants to bring the freedom books provide to the families who need it most, she's going to have to fight for her place, and along the way, learn that the extraordinary women who run the hills and hollers can make all the difference in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #2
    After her parents are jailed for violating Kentucky's miscegenation laws in 1953, Honey, only 16, is on her own. Though only her hands are affected, she shares a rare genetic condition with her mother that renders her skin blue. Honey is not really alone. She makes fast friends with Pearl, the fire lookout, and she takes a job as a packhorse librarian, delivering books to the virtually impenetrable hollers, carrying on her mother's tradition of being a book woman. Richardson's follow-up to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (2019) shows how little has changed in the rural mountains of Kentucky: poverty runs rampant, coal mining is dangerous work, and people need the escape that reading brings them. It is also a man's world, but steel-spined women—Honey and Pearl, a woman coal miner, a young girl with a pet rooster—are fighting for their place. The Book Woman's Daughter combines themes of sisterhood and justice with vivid depictions of the Kentucky landscape, making it a good choice for book groups and readers of historical women's fiction. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Packhorse librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
Women > Kentucky > Fiction.
Appalachian Region > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work
Historical fiction.

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