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July Online Book Club for Adults

Islamorada Branch
July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for online camaraderie at our Zoom meeting of the July Islamorada Library Book Club for adults. This month’s selection: “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. Even if you don’t finish the book, please read what you can and join us anyways for a friendly gathering.

Email library staff member Charlotte Caria at for the Zoom meeting ID and password.

Information about “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” from Amazon:

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

“…a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and — just as importantly — a compassionate human connection.”—Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

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.

Additional Praise for The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek:
“A unique story about Appalachia and the healing power of the written word.”—Kirkus