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Kim Michele Richardson

Forfatter af The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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Værker af Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (2019) 2,640 eksemplarer
The Book Woman's Daughter (2022) 675 eksemplarer
Liar's Bench (2015) 131 eksemplarer
The Sisters of Glass Ferry (2017) 115 eksemplarer
GodPretty in the Tobacco Field (2016) 82 eksemplarer
The Unbreakable Child (2009) 71 eksemplarer

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1950s or 1960s
Kentucky, USA
North Carolina, USA
Habitat for Humanity
Prevention of Child Abuse
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NYT and USA TODAY bestselling author, Kim Michele Richardson resides in her home state of Kentucky. She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, building houses, and is an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence, partnering with the U.S. Navy globally to bring awareness and education to the prevention of domestic violence. She is the author of the bestselling memoir The Unbreakable Child, and a book critic for the New York Journal of Books. Her novels include, Liar's Bench, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field and The Sisters of Glass Ferry. Kim Michele latest novel is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, a NYT bestseller about the fierce and brave Kentucky Packhorse librarians of Kentucky.



Follow up to previous novel. This one follows Honey, the daughter. A sweet story of 16 yr old Honey who has just been granted a Guardian to Loretta, a 92 yr old friend of the family and someone Honey is very close to. However, Retta passes away leaving Honey with no one looking over her. She moves into her family?s old cabin, hires on as a Book Woman, and hopes to earn her emancipation from the courts with the help of her lawyer. Lots of stories and descrimination against women shown. Goodreads: Bestselling historical fiction author Kim Michele Richardson is back with the perfect book club read following Honey Mary Angeline Lovett, the daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman, who must fight for her own independence with the help of the women who guide her and the books that set her free.In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good.Picking up her mother?s old packhorse library route, Honey begins to deliver books to the remote hollers of Appalachia. Honey is looking to prove that she doesn?t need anyone telling her how to survive, but the route can be treacherous, and some folks aren?t as keen to let a woman pave her own way. If Honey wants to bring the freedom that books provide to the families who need it most, she?s going to have to fight for her place, and along the way, learn that the extraordinary women who run the hills and hollers can make all the difference in the world.… (mere)
bentstoker | Jan 26, 2024 |
Grim, beautiful, gut-wrenching, incredibly courageous.

Because I am hypersensitive these days, I soon realized I could not read this at bedtime... too vivid and powerful. Which is usually a good thing, but not when most of the story is so painful.

There were a few details about how things would have worked in those circumstances that I had questions about, since the realism was almost its own character. But that's just me quibbling. It's a most moving read, VERY hard to put down, and 99% rang true.

I am SO thankful that this history was illuminated. And it certainly shifts one's perspective about what matters most in this life.
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BethOwl | 181 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
This touching novel is filled with real historical details and a vivid evocation of the southern Appalachians during the Great Depression. I believe this is going to be one of those books that sticks with me.
Treebeard_404 | 181 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Love this book. I Fell in love with the main character and you will too. She is committed, loyal, smarter than she is given credit for, and knows her place (ok FYI I would not have made it during this time because I am rebellious and feel women should have a seat at any table). There is truth in this story about an almost forgotten or unknown person in a set of mountain tops that exist today and you might have not heard of. Books are also a character of sorts in this book, they are a representation of knowledge, hope, and what the future holds possible.… (mere)
AngelaYbarra | 181 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |



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