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Book Club – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

September 13 @ 5:45pm - 7:30pm

Join us at Compass Point home of Dirty Girl Adventures to socialize and discuss our September Book Club Choice, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson.

MEET: 5:45pm – 7:30pm

BRING: your copy of the book, notes, ideas and thoughts – Feel free to bring your dinner of snacks, the bar will be open with soda, liquor, beer and wine selections.


This book is available at your local library, locally owned bookstore and on various audio and e-reader platforms.
From the publisher… The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned 19-year-old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry.
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 to those who have nothing, a bookly respite, a fleeting retreat to faraway lands.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a DOLLY PARTON RECOMMENDED READ, a Goodreads Choice award nominee, and has earned the 2020 PBS Readers Choice, 2019 LibraryReads Best Book, Indie Next, SIBA, Forbes Best Historical Novel, Book-A-Million Best Fiction, and is an Oprah’s Buzziest Books pick and a Women’s National Book Association Great Group Reads selection. It was inspired by the remarkable “blue people” of Kentucky, and the fierce, brave Packhorse Librarians who used the power of literacy to overcome bigotry, hate and fear during the Great Depression. The novel is taught widely in high schools and college classrooms.


September 13
5:45pm - 7:30pm
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Topeka, KS 66608 US
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