WilmU Book Club

October 2020  |  The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00pm ET

Online through Zoom


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek book cover

Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of Kim Michele Richardson's book, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a powerful message about how the written word affects people--a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman's chances beyond the darkly hollows.

Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Staff are all welcome! 

Register hereto reserve your spot. Registration not required to attend.
Use the Zoom link above to join the conversation online.

Borrow the ebook or audiobook on Overdrive through your local library! Learn more.


Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek showcases a first in traditionally published literary novels— a bold and unique story about the Kentucky Blue people and Packhorse Librarians — a tale of fierce strength and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere — even back home.

"...a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave Packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and — just as importantly — a compassionate human connection." —Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Read a preview of the book.

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