Such a bittersweet and charming story loosely based on the WPA’s Pack Horse Library Program of the 1930s and the blue-skinned people in Kentucky, that begs for a sequel. If for nothing else to let us know how Cussie Mary Carter and the citizens of Troublesome is getting along.
A fairly enjoyable read that reminded me about the power for words and knowledge, how they open up the world, and bring us closer together, no matter how different we think we are from one another. Also, to love yourself for who you are, whether you’re blue, brown, or any other shade, that’s it what you are inside that counts. That last bit could just be what I read into it, but when Cussie came to terms with a blueness I was happy.
Just a lovely read all the way around, absolutely lovely.