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5 star read

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I'm always intrigued by books about book. I was lucky enough to find this book available on Hoopla through my public library. I was not disappointed.

The story is about pack horse librarians who brought books to their patrons in the hills of Kentucky. It is also a story of a family with a rare recessive gene disorder that causes their skin to appear blue. The story describes how Cussy, also known as Bluet, deals with the poverty and prejudice in 1930’s Kentucky.

Make sure you read the Author’s Note at the end, with fascinating details and insight about the blue people of Kentucky, courting candles, and the Packhorse Library Project. I think the Author's notes hide the most interesting gems. 5/5