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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
"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"--
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mgoga78
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What a gorgeous book! I couldn't put it down, and the ending didn't disappoint. You just can't help but adore the protagonist, from beginning to end. And, I also learned a bit of Kentucky history, which is always a fabulous bonus. 👌

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mgoga78
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#wintercosy @puddlejumper Reading goals: finish at least five books this winter! Starting with this one. :)

PuddleJumper Nice! Good luck! 2w
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Mccall0113
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Excited to start this one. Thankful for my NYPL card! #libby

BookBosomed1 I loved this book. 1mo
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#LMPBC #GroupG

What do you all think of these options? Would any of these work?

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Bookwormjillk I'm reading Addie LaRue now, but the rest look good! 1mo
Tattooedteacher I‘ve read Crawdads and troublesome. BUT would love to read either again. (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi Any of them , least gave would be addie but I'm open to any, haven't read any of them 1mo
Crazeedi Least favorite!!⬆️ 1mo
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Kleblanc
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I gave this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️ on Goodreads

CogsOfEncouragement I had a friend recommend this to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 2mo
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KimM
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I didn't know about the existence of the Blue People in the Appalachians until I read this book. Some interesting science behind their appearance and history behind where they came from. The story is charming but painful at times.

For fans of librarians, mules and Appalachian literature.

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#TheBookWomanofTroublesomeCreek #KimMicheleRichardson #BookSpinBingo

Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin is a shade of blue which marks her as a Blue who is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project. 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.

EadieB Kim Michele Richardson did excellent research of the Blue People and The Pack Horse Library Project of 1935. It is an emotional story which tugs at your heartstrings. It is a hard-to-put-down book and a story that is hard-to-forget. Katie Schorr did a great job with the narration of the audiobook. If you love books about books then you will love to read this one. 2mo
EadieB I also want to read Jo-Jo Moyes book called A Giver of Stars as it is about the same subject matter. 2mo
PhyllisH Such a great book. One of my favorites. 2mo
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EadieB @PhyllisH Yes! I found it very interesting! Never heard of Blue people! 2mo
PhyllisH I grew up in Kentucky and had never heard of them until a couple of years ago. 🤔 2mo
EadieB @PhyllisH Fugates of Kentucky: Skin Bluer than Lake Louise - Genetics and in-breeding cause six generations of family to turn blue. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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Daisey
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I finished 11 books this month and feel like I read a good combination of books. My favorites are probably The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek & The Woman They Could Not Silence.

#MonthlyStats #ReadingStats #BookSpinBingo

rubyslippersreads I think there‘s going to be a Troublesome Creek sequel. 3mo
Daisey @rubyslippersreads Yes, I saw that just the other day! 3mo
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Engaging novel with a resolute heroine that embodies the best of us despite hardship, abuse and the peculiar discrimination of being blue. Cussy Mary Carter is a young woman finding her way in the poverty stricken backcountry of Appalachia. Despite helping others in her role as a pack horse librarian she is ostracized and abused for being blue. When a cure is found Cussy finds she has to choose between being white or being blue. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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I really enjoyed Cussy Mary Carter‘s story and learning more about the pack horse librarian as well Kentucky life. I thought the ending was hurried though but over all a very solid, quick read.

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Daisey
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This historical fiction novel was fascinating in several ways. I thought the setting was very well done and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the pack horse librarians as well as the blue people of Kentucky. It was sometimes a difficult read due to the poverty and discrimination, but it was ultimately hopeful and the book love throughout was wonderful.

JazzFeathers I'm going to stake it. It sounds great. 3mo
PhyllisH Such a great book. 3mo
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Daisey
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It is a beautiful Saturday morning for an iced coffee and a new book in the backyard with Eleanor. I have so many things to do today, but there was time first for a couple chapters of this book that I‘ve very much been wanting to read. I also learned a fun new fact about groups of vultures.

#DogsOfLitsy

Scochrane26 Love this book 3mo
Tamra Nice way to spend the morning. Enjoy! 😊 3mo
Daisey @Tamra Thanks! @Scochrane26 I‘m really enjoying it so far! 3mo
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Compared to The Giver of Stars, I thought this was the more original story, but I have to say I didn‘t like it as well. I thought the characters were less believable and I couldn‘t really engage with the read. 2/5📚s

Cortg I felt the same way, but a bookclub friend liked this one better. I'm always curious to see who like which book better. 4mo
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This was my library's book club pick this month. I'm a big fan of character driven stories and with Cussy Mary as the main character I absolutely loved this one.

Learning about the librarians and blue people made this even more enjoyable. I'm expecting my group will have a lot to discuss with this one.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

suvata The blue people storyline was so fascinating. It really made the book for me. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 4mo
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Loved this story! And learned about the “blues” of Kentucky. 🌟🌟 🌟🌟🌟

tpixie This was such an incredible book! 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon My favorite book last year. I recommend it to everyone. 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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One of the books we are reading later this year is on sale on kindle in the US today for anyone who is interested in picking it up. #SheSaid

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suvata
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Similar to JoJo Moyes, The Giver of Stars, this book is about the amazing Pack Horse librarians. What makes this story unique is that our “Book Woman” is a from a family that lived in the hills of Kentucky, commonly known as the "Blue People of Kentucky" who are notable for having been carriers of a genetic trait that led to the blood disorder methemoglobinemia, which causes the appearance of blue-tinged skin. Super interesting!!

MaleficentBookDragon This was my favorite book that I read last year. 5mo
suvata @MaleficentBookDragon It‘s was fantastic 5mo
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MeJeMiller
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This is more character driven than I usually go for. But I love the characters.

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3.5 ⭐️

I enjoyed learning about the blue people of Kentucky and the librarians (book women) that traveled the hills to deliver books to the impoverished families in the hills. Parts of it were slow which caused me to rate it lower. It is also quite a sad book with a lot of death, racism, and mistreatment of women.

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Mjm1
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Started out slow but has turned into a good book

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Bookgirl3
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Enjoyed reading about a time in history that was unknown to me. Such a hard time to live. Amazing women that made sure many people were exposed to books that normally wouldn‘t have.

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DebbieGrillo
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I loved this historical fiction novel! Cussy Mary is a strong female character, likable. The English teacher in me is thrilled with the book love!

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Fascinating read! I really loved the heroine!!

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tpixie
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Here are links to the podcast of the author of
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y5R70-w0AVg
 
Podcast: https://tbrnetwork.com/podcasts/bookreporter-talks-to/bookreporter-talks-to-kim-...
 

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IhoardBOOKS
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It was interesting to learn about the Pack Horse Librarians and the program that existed back then to get books to people and while I had previously heard of the blue skinned people of Kentucky this was my first time reading a book that included them.
Overall, interesting book covering an interesting time but there was something about it that still left me feeling like it was a so-so read.

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Soubhiville
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The Litsy ATX Reader‘s Society met today to discuss this month‘s topic: Books About Books or Libraries. I enjoyed all four of the books I read for it, to varying degrees. I think I actually liked the two non fiction best, which is unusual for me.

#LitsyATXReadersSociety #LARS #BooksAboutBooks

May‘s topic: Something You‘ve Been Meaning to Read for a Long Time but Keep Putting Off.

(We‘re still meeting online. Let me know if you‘d like to join)

CaffeineAndCandy What does the group do? How often do you meet? 7mo
Soubhiville @CaffeineAndCandy we meet the third Saturday of every month, and we‘re a sort of non traditional bookclub, in that we read to a different topic each month instead of all reading the same book. At our meetings we each talk about the book(s) we read, and we usually talk about life stuff a bit as well. We all live in Austin TX (ATX), but occasionally have drop ins from elsewhere in Litsyland. 😊. We use Google Meet. 7mo
CaffeineAndCandy So nobody reads the same books? 7mo
Soubhiville @CaffeineAndCandy it does occasionally happen, but if so it‘s not intentional. 7mo
mhillis That‘s a great concept for a book club! 7mo
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Soubhiville
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I love the idea of delivering books, magazines, newspapers, and other reading materials by horseback to rural folks in the Appalachians. And I knew nothing about the “blue people” of Kentucky.

I found the story pretty predictable, but I still enjoyed it. The afterword has a lot of good information.

Teresereading I really enjoyed and also found the historical context fascinating 7mo
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Very enjoyable and interesting fiction telling the story of a young blue-skinned Kentucky Pack Horse librarian in the 1930s.
This is a very moving read, showing the ugliness of the world, but also how kind and supportive some people can be.
Keep some tissues nearby. Sometimes, actually, I find it nice to cry over a book. For some reasons, it relieves some tensions... Am I the only one?

Anna40 Not the only one 😉 7mo
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This is a great book and hard to read. The MC is a "blue person" from Kentucky and she delivers books & even mail to those around her. You cheer & care for all the good ppl in this book & highly dislike the racist, narrow minded ppl.

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Excellent historical fiction.

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MariahLovesBooks
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Scochrane26 I love this book, esp Junia. 8mo
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Jadams1776
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Thank you so much for the books and goodies @Texreader !! These are my favorite notecards! I‘m very excited about the tagged book since it takes place in Kentucky!! #LLSS #LitsyLoveSpringSwap

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊🎉🎁📚 8mo
Bookgoil Such cute picks! Great package!!! ❤️ 8mo
Texreader Yay!!! So glad you like everything! I‘ll be opening my package when I get home from picking up Ethiopian food! 😉 8mo
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BennettBookworm Omg I‘m reading Starless Sea right now and it‘s beyond epic 8mo
Texreader I love all the goodies but the sippie cup is the bomb!!! 😘. I‘ll post photos tomorrow. Thank you so so much! Btw... Did I get you the same notecards you already had? Oops!! 8mo
Jadams1776 @Texreader I do have a box of the notecards, but I‘ve almost gone through them. I love them, so no worries 😊 8mo
Jadams1776 @Texreader I‘m glad you love the cup - I had the most fun shopping for it! 8mo
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BarkingMadRun
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What an amazing book, this one is not to be missed! #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think this is what I'm reading for an Appalachian Noir prompt. 9mo
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Cortg
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I enjoyed the story of the KY blue people and of course the Pack Horse Librarians. I liked The Giver of Stars better though, I just thought the overall story was more entertaining. Anyone read both and have any thoughts/opinions?

Graciouswarriorprincess I liked Giver of the Stars better as well. 9mo
Cortg @Graciouswarriorprincess I have a colleague who also liked Moyes and a book club friend who like Troublesome Creek. I find it odd both these books were published in the same year. (edited) 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Cortg Me too about the publishing but most of my friends liked the Moyes book better. 9mo
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mdm139 There are claims that Moyes plagiarized her book since this book had advanced reader copies out when Moyes was writing hers. There are crazy similarities. 9mo
Cortg @mdm139 Yeah, the stories are too similar and to closely published. 9mo
tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess @Cortg interesting I liked The Bookwoman Bretter! Enjoyed both! Maybe I just cheer for the underdog .... and I loved learning about the Blue People (edited) 9mo
Cortg @tpixie I did like the blue people spin and found it interesting they were considered “colored.” 8mo
tpixie @Cortg yes!! I just found a young adult book about the packhorse librarians. It‘s 58 pages. I can‘t find a library download to put our local library has the actual book. (edited) 8mo
tpixie @Cortg I think that might be one reason I liked troublesome a little better because not only was like learning about the pack horses I was learning about the blue people. But I really greatly enjoyed both. (edited) 8mo
Cortg Thanks @tpixie Our library doesn‘t have the book but I put in an inter library loan request for Down Cut Shin Creek 😀 8mo
tpixie @Cortg 💖🥳📚 8mo
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Us southern mountain people have a saying. "If it's not one thing, it's another." Troublesome Creek is aptly named because trouble keeps stacking up for these people. Very few peaceful, happy moments for poor Cussy Mary and I'll tell you - there were a few times I wished a few characters were real and his and her necks were in my hands.

Pogue I enjoyed this book. Parts of it reminded me of my grandparents. 9mo
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This book was so good I have no words. Great historical fiction very interesting, heartfelt, heartbreaking a must read!

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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TamTracy
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This was a great book! The scene was set beautifully and the characters were fun to get to know. I learned a lot while reading this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jaimelire I really enjoyed this book❤️ 9mo
TamTracy @Jaimelire Yes! So good! 9mo
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Could have used some editing, but enthusiasm & sweetness charmed. Cussy Mary lives with her coal miner father in 1936 “Kaintuk,” shares hereditary blood condition that turns skin blue. A Pack Horse Librarian, part of WPA program to bring reading material to hillfolk. Colorful characters, including additudinal mule. Hard to write a convincing but readable Appalachian dialect, mostly succeeds. Cussy serves community, even when met with disdain. 2019

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I enjoyed this one, but holy smokes it was sad. In the hard scrabble hills of depression-era Kentucky, tender and strong Cussy Mary is a heroine to cheer for. I never knew about the blue people of Kentucky or the pack horse librarians. I thought I was getting into a sweet little tale about book deliveries/mobile libraries but this was so much more. #newyearwhodis @Kdgordon88 @monalyisha

monalyisha Yes! I haven‘t read this but a patron told me about it one day & I spent a hot minute researching the blue people. Fascinating! 10mo
PatriciaU I had to put this down early on because of the violence against Cussy Mary, but picked it up again and finished. A hard book, to be sure, but also one that has stayed with me. 10mo
MadDashReading @monalyisha I love when books send us into research mode! 10mo
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MadDashReading @patriciau I agree. It took me a little bit longer to get through this one because I had to mentally prepare myself before each reading session. The story was compelling--just hard to read. I'm definitely going with something lighter for my next pick. I need a breather from the intensity. 10mo
Kdgordon88 I‘m glad you liked it..sorry I didn‘t send a warning. I went into it the same way you did and was fascinated by the blue people. 10mo
MadDashReading No worries @Kdgordon88 ! It was a good recommendation. I truly did enjoy it. It was also the 2nd book that caught me off guard this month. I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and it ended up being a lot darker than I was anticipating. I think my mental book blurb reader/anticipator is off! Lol. 10mo
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I love discovering historical fiction about a time and place I know little about. So reading Cussy Mary's story and learning a bit about depression era Kentucky, Pack Horse librarians, and the experiences of the Blue people was an interesting (and often heartbreaking) introduction. I would have loved a longer book that gave more life to the secondary characters. 👇

TheKidUpstairs We only got to see the surface of people like Jackson, Queenie, and Taft, and I for one would have gladly read a longer book to get to know them better! 10mo
TheKidUpstairs This was another great #NewYearWhoDis read from @sprainedbrain - thank you Jenni for the fabulous reading list to kick off my 2021, and thanks to @monalyisha for pairing us together! 10mo
mdm139 I liked this book too. Never seen that cover before. 10mo
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Reviewsbylola I‘ve been curious about this one ever since I saw that this author claimed that Jojo Moyes plagiarized parts of this book when she wrote 10mo
TheKidUpstairs @Reviewsbylola I remember hearing about that. I'd be interested to read The Giver of Stars, and to read more about why she thinks it's plagiarized. I know they're both about Pack Horse Librarians, but it doesn't seem impossible or even improbable to think that two authors would think to pick such a subject matter. Have you read 10mo
Reviewsbylola Yes, I read and loved Stars. And tbh, the examples this author has given of plagiarism seem weak to me. Moyes decided on the subject matter years before this book was published, and did a lot of research on it. Plus, imo Moyes doesn‘t need to plagiarize. So I‘m skeptical. It seems like a bit of sour grapes if I‘m being honest. 10mo
TheKidUpstairs @Reviewsbylola I was just reading more about the case, and I agree it seems more like coincidence rather than plagiarism. I think there's room for both books out in the world 😁 10mo
sprainedbrain I‘m glad you liked it! I thought for a while I would read The Giver of Stars, but some of the passages cited are super specific and seem like crazy coincidences to me... there is room for both books in the world (as you say) and heaven knows Moyes is the more popular author, so maybe I subconsciously picked a side. In any case, I opted out of Moyes‘ book. 🤣 (edited) 10mo
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I was determined to finish this today and I did! Overall I really liked it. Parts of it made me mad (as racism tends to do) but I was fascinated by the pack horse librarians and I had to google the blue skinned people and methemogloinemia. I didn‘t realize they used methylene blue to treat it or that it came in pills (we carry the injectable at work but not for that). #AnyWayYouReadathin is underway!

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This was exceptional The author was able to realistically portray Appalachian life and the pack horse library program in the 1930s, she did it in a respectful and intense way. I cried at points. She deals with racism, educational issues, poverty, working conditions in such a beautiful and thought-provoking way.
#Booked2021 (counting as Appalachian summer read, is that okay) #BFC21 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @wanderinglynn

Palimpsest My mom just finished reading this and while she said some parts were difficult said pretty much the same thing, that it was excellent. 11mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Wonderful choice 💚 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Making note of this one. I know nothing about Appalachian Noir so I'll add this to my list of possible books to read for that prompt. Thanks! 11mo
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bthegood @Palimpsest 👍🙂 11mo
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@sebrittainclark OMG, this tea smells amazing! I came home “not” sick from work (I feel fine but I have a pulled muscle in my back) and decided to finally dig out my Manatea and try this tea while I try to madly finish my book group book (although we‘re meeting via Facebook these days so no rush).

tracey38 I am so sorry about your back. I have been home all week from work with a strained muscle and possible pinched nerve in my back. Back pain is awful. Hoping you feel better soon. ❤ 11mo
tracey38 Also, your manatee tea steamer is adorable! 11mo
CocoReads @tracey38 it‘s feeling much better. Down to where it only hurts if I twist a certain way. I‘m glad it was today, while everyone was there instead of tomorrow or Friday, when we‘re down a couple of people. 11mo
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CocoReads Manny (my manatea) says thanks! I was shopping for more and saw a baby Nessie that might have to come live here. 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon I LOVE this book so much. 11mo
CocoReads @MaleficentBookDragon it‘s so good but it‘s taking me a long time to read because I‘m savoring every word! 11mo
sebrittainclark I love this tea. It just feels so warm and cozy. 11mo
tracey38 @CocoReads yeah, I have a hard time when I move a certain way, too. Glad it's feeling better! 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl I hope your self care day has helped your back and spirit.🤗 11mo
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bthegood
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Thx for the tag @Chrissyreadit and for #Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
1. Yes, they encourage me to read more and different genres.
2. No favorite yet, new to Litsy and challenges, the #Booked2021 seems like it will really push me to read new things😊
Tag you are it @CaffeineAndCandy 😊

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Andrew65
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The nominations in #12Booksof2020 for this book has made me pick up as the first book to read in 2021.

Scochrane26 You should definitely read it. The author is from my state. I‘ve met her a couple of times. I feel like this didn‘t get enough publicity, but I‘m very happy more Littens have found it. 11mo
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 A great recommendation. 11mo
Traci1 I read a lot of books and forget most of them, but this one has stuck with me. It's a lovely book. 11mo
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Lizpixie I listened to the audiobook on audible. It‘s part of their Plus Catalog, I really enjoyed it too💙 11mo
Andrew65 @Lizpixie I‘m listening to it too from my library. 11mo
Andrew65 @Traci1 Always good when they stay with you. 11mo
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Took me awhile to figure it all out-more historic fiction-but then we were off. It‘s a story of the Kentucky blue skinned people. How one lady, last of her kind, basically caught to have a happy simple life by toting books to her patrons. Even while she fought to make life worth it to these starving people, as that‘s life in coal mining towns. Really enjoyed the story. also the most bittersweet ending ever
Very good story about today + skin color

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Here are my top reads from this year.
#Bestof2020