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Detroit Lakes Public Library BOOK CLUB KIT RIC (Text) 33500013464060 Main On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781492671527
  • Physical Description: 1 kit + 10 books (308 pages ; 21 cm), 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]

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Contains: 10 copies of the book, 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
Book ISBN 9781492671527 (paperback)
Summary, etc.:
"Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    Cussy Mary Carter knows no one will want to marry her with her blue skin, a rare hereditary condition sometimes found in the mountains of Kentucky. She prefers it that way, since a married woman cannot work for the WPA, and being a Pack Horse librarian is the one light in her lonely, hardscrabble life. But her coal-miner father wants Cussy to be taken care of, which leads to a disastrous, mercifully brief marriage. Now the Widow Frazier—though she prefers what her young patrons call her, the Book Woman—is free to deliver scant reading materials to the most remote hollows of Troublesome Creek. Though Richardson's latest (after The Sisters of Glass Ferry, 2017) is essentially about the power of reading and libraries, it also explores the extreme rural poverty of 1930s Appalachia and labor unrest among coal miners. Readers will respond to quiet Cussy's steel spine as she undergoes cruel medical tests to cure her blueness, and book groups who like to explore lesser-known aspects of American history will be fascinated. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Packhorse librarians > Kentucky > Fiction.
Single women > Fiction.
Methemoglobinemia > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Kentucky > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Appalachian Region > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
Books and reading.
Packhorse librarians.
Single women.
Appalachian Region.
Book club kits.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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