Island City Book Club

Wednesday, March  18th at 6:30 PM: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek / Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek


The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything―everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere―even back home.
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Upcoming titles include:   

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou

  • The Day the World Came to Town / Jim DeFede

 
 Past book club selections include: 
  • The Water Dancer / Ta Nehesi Coates
  • Inheritance / Dani Shapiro
  • The Moment of Lift / Melinda Gates

Options for obtaining copies of book club selections include:

*Copies of the month's Book Club discussion questions are usually available at the front desk!  Feel free to ask about them.

Please visit us or contact the Wilton Manors Library at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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