On Tuesday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m., the Thomaston Public Library Intergenerational Book Club will meet over Zoom to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.
From the publisher:
“In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned 19-year-old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry.
"The lonely young Appalachian woman joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her faithful mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky.
"Along her dangerous route, Cussy, known to the mountain folk as Bluet, confronts those suspicious of her damselfly-blue skin and the government's new book program. She befriends hardscrabble and complex fellow Kentuckians, and is fiercely determined to bring comfort and joy, instill literacy, and give to those who have nothing, a bookly respite, a fleeting retreat to faraway lands.”
On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages from Thomaston and from surrounding communities, comes together to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Titles include fiction, biography and other non-fiction, Maine authors and subjects, adult and young adult levels. All are welcome to join. Contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The selection for the book club’s May 18 discussion will be How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Contact the library for assistance in requesting a copy through interlibrary loan (please note that interlibrary loan requests typically take a week to 10 days to receive).