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Sunday at the Library: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

September 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Book cover: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Friends of the Rosendale Library invite you to a read and virtual discussion on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler. Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.

Copies of this book are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library system. Ebook is available through Hoopla on Rosendale Library website. Ask at the circulation desk for assistance if needed. Contact info@rosendalelibrary.org to receive the link to the virtual meeting.


September 13, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Virtual Meeting