The Book Woman’s Daughter By Kim Michele Richardson

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The Book Woman’s Daughter: A Novel By Kim Michele Richardson

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!”A powerful portrait of the courageous women who fought against ignorance, misogyny, and racial prejudice.” —William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land and Lightning StrikeThe new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek!Bestselling historical fiction author Kim Michele Richardson is back with the perfect book club read following Honey Lovett, the daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman, who must fight for her own independence with the help of the women who guide her and the books that set her free.In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good.Picking up her mother’s old packhorse library route, Honey begins to deliver books to the remote hollers of Appalachia. Honey is looking to prove that she doesn’t need anyone telling her how to survive. But the route can be treacherous, and some folks aren’t as keen to let a woman pave her own way.If Honey wants to bring the freedom books provide to the families who need it most, she’s going to have to fight for her place, and along the way, learn that the extraordinary women who run the hills and hollers can make all the difference in the world.Praise for The Book Woman’s Daughter:”In Kim Michele Richardson’s beautifully and authentically rendered The Book Woman’s Daughter she once again paints a stunning portrait of the raw, somber beauty of Appalachia, the strong resolve of remarkable women living in a world dominated by men, and the power of books and sisterhood to prevail in the harshest circumstances. A critical and profoundly important read for our time. Badassery womanhood at its best!”—Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants”Fierce, beautiful and inspirational, Kim Michele Richardson has created a powerful tale about brave extraordinary heroines who are downright haunting and unforgettable.”—Abbott Kahler, New York Times bestselling author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park
The Book Woman’s Daughter is an emotional book involving emotional incidents that plagued poor and uneducated folk in the remote parts of Kentucky where courageous women took on the job of delivering reading materials to their patrons. The patrons lived and died looking forward to the books and literary materials being delivered to their cabins in the mountain country. I would recommend this book to anyone !

Not only is it a lesson in Kentucky history it’s a story about the right of women to work and be of significance in our world. I highly recommend this gem of a read! I so enjoyed this story and it’s characters will be memorable!
Loved this book!I have read the first book my Kim Richardson Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and loved it! I have also read a the book by JoJo Moyes about The Pack Librarians. As an avid reader, and a person that works in a school library, I find this subject fascinating and am in awe of the hard work, dedication, determination, and selflessness that went into being a “book woman”.This book is a well written addition to the subject matter and is also educates the reader more into racism….that isn’t about black and white…. But about being other….And I think this book, for me, is about friendship, and how sometimes friends become your family and those bonds are just as strong.
This novel was the absolute best one that I’ve read in the month of June 2022. Great Characters and great storytelling make it a joy to read.
The brave women who intertwine in the story demonstrate how important truth telling and relationships become when fighting becomes necessary in their prejudicial world.

 

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