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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson is a wonderfully written piece of realistic historical fiction that tells how the Library Project came about. Cussy Mary Carter is a traveling librarian and a Blue, which makes her unpopular among the hill folks of the Appalachias. Cussy loves her job as a traveling librarian, she is passionate about bringing books to the people of Troublesome Creek.

This book also covers some difficult topics of domestic abuse, prejudice, the environmental impacts of mining, and labor rights issues. It also had me wanting to know more about the blue people of Kentucky because I had never heard of them before. I would recommend this book for anyone that is interested in historical fiction that makes you think.