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              The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel
               

              The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $27.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              A young outcast braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and brings truly magical objects to her people: books. Inspired by the brave women of the Pack Horse Library Project!

              ISBN 9781492671527
              Released AU 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Sisters of Glass Ferry

              The Sisters of Glass Ferry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Patsy Butler disappears with her date on prom night, never to return. Twenty years later, her twin sister Flannery begins to solve the mystery and uncover secrets of her small Kentucky town.

              ISBN 9781496709554
              Released AU 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher Kensington Publishing
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              Liar's Bench

              Liar's Bench (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

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              Includes recipes and a reading group guide (pages [254]-261).

              ISBN 9781617737336
              Released AU 15 May 2015
              Publisher Kensington Publishing
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              Godpretty In The Tobacco Field
               

              Godpretty In The Tobacco Field (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • Imp. $34.99
              • $27.99
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              Beauty and sweetness weave a diaphanous fabric against the stark backdrop of poverty and cruelty. --Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author Nameless, Kentucky, in 1969 is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty is a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian ...breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field in days. RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some. Her God-fearing uncle, Gunnar, has a short fuse and high expectations, but he s given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five. Yet now, a month shy of her sixteenth birthday, RubyLyn itches for more. Maybe it s something to do with the paper fortunetellers RubyLyn has been making for townsfolk, each covered with beautifully wrought, prophetic drawings. Or perhaps it s because of Rainey Ford, an African-American neighbor who works alongside her in the tobacco field, and with whom she has a kinship, despite her uncle s worrisome shadow and the town s disapproval. RubyLyn s predictions are just wishful thinking, not magic at all, but through them she s imagining life as it could be, away from the prejudice and hardship that ripple through Nameless. Atmospheric, poignant, and searingly honest, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field follows RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer, as heartbreaking revelations and life-changing decisions propel her toward a future her fortunetellers never predicted. Advance Praise forKim Michele Richardson and GODPRETTY IN THE TOBACCO FIELD When a tale of days gone by, in a place you ve never been, feels as vivid as your own memory, you know you re in the hands of a great writer. Lyrical, wrenching, and riveting, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field is a triumph. --Jamie Mason A reader always recognizes when the author has poured her soul into a body of work. GodPretty in the Tobacco Field is a tender, beautifully written second novel. --Ann Hite LIAR S BENCH This story has southern small-town charm and may appeal to those who like Rebecca Wells or
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              ISBN 9781617737350
              Released AU 15 May 2016
              Publisher Kensington Publishing
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              The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
               

              The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (Hardback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $44.99
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              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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              ISBN 9781492691631
              Released AU 7 May 2019
              Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
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              The Sisters of Glass Ferry
                

              The Sisters of Glass Ferry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              In a Southern cultural portrait spanning from the 1930's through the 1970's-where lust, jealousy, love, and loss intersect with historical glimpses at a bygone era and the chilling aftereffects of lies gone unchallenged - Kim Michele Richardson offers a haunting look at small tow...n secrets and sibling rivalry. Glass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even in the darkest times. Flannery Butler's daddy, Beauregard Honey Bee Butler, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the state. And Flannery is the only person Honey Bee ever entrusted with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy as he did so. But Flannery is harboring other secrets too, about her twin sister Patsy, older by eight minutes and pretty in a way Flannery knows she'll never be. Then comes the prom night when Patsy--wearing a yellow chiffon dress and the family pearls--disappears along with her date. Every succeeding year on the twins' birthday, Flannery's mother bakes a strawberry cake, convinced that this is the day Patsy will finally come home. But it will be two tumultuous decades until the muddy river yields a clue about what happened that night, compelling Flannery to confront the truth about her sleepy town, her family's past, and the choices she and those closest to her have made in the name of love and retribution...
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              ISBN 9781496734235
              Released AU 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Kensington Publishing
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              Sisters of Glass Ferry
                

              Sisters of Glass Ferry (Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $61.50
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              A SIBA OKRA Pick An emotionally resonant tale of secrets, regret, and absolution that held me spellbound. You simply have to read it. --Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants Spanning several decades and written in an authentic voice both lyrical ...and wise, The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a haunting novel about small-town Southern secrets, loss and atonement, and the unbreakable bond between siblings. Glass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even in the darkest times. Flannery Butler's daddy, Beauregard Honey Bee Butler, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the state, aged in barrels he'd take by boat up and down the Kentucky River until the rocking waters turned the spirits smooth and golden. Flannery is the only person Honey Bee ever entrusted with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy as he did so. But Flannery is harboring other secrets too, about her twin sister Patsy, older by eight minutes and pretty in a way Flannery knows she'll never be. Then comes the prom night when Patsy--wearing a yellow chiffon dress and the family pearls--disappears along with her date. Every succeeding year on the twins' birthday, Flannery's mother bakes a strawberry cake, convinced that this is the day Patsy will finally come home. But it will be two tumultuous decades until the muddy river yields a clue about what happened that night, compelling Flannery to confront the truth about her sleepy town, her family's past, and the choices she and those closest to her have made in the name of love and retribution . . . Richardson has a knack for layering a landscape with secrets, for slowly revealing what's hidden until suddenly you find what you've been chasing sitting in the palm of your hand. The Sisters of Glass Ferry is bountifully written--a place fully realized and packed with characters you won't soon forget. --David Joy, author o
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              ISBN 9780606408233
              Released AU 28 Nov 2017
              Publisher Turtleback Books
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              The Unbreakable Child: A story about forgiving the unforgivable
               

              The Unbreakable Child: A story about forgiving the unforgivable (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $21.50
              • $21.50
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              Grim yet ultimately inspiring, this harrowing biography catalogues years of institutional abuse that took place in the Saint Thomas-Saint Vincent Orphan Asylum, a Catholic orphanage in Anchorage, Kentucky. After many years of neglect by their drug-addicted mother, Kim and her thr...ee older sisters were abandoned to the uncharitable care of the Sisters of Charity. Detailing daily regimens of physical and mental abuse at the hands of the nuns, this chilling memoir explains how the Roman Catholic Church kept the orphanage hidden from prying eyes, miles from any main thoroughfare, allowing mistreatment to continue for decades. Describing her life through adulthood and the decision to finally expose the injustices after more than 30 years, this courageous tale chronicles the lawsuit initiated by 45 survivors, the two years of litigation, and the first successful prosecution of a lawsuit against Roman Catholic nuns in the US for decades of abuse in an orphanage.
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              ISBN 9780615714691
              Released AU 19 Oct 2012
              Publisher Kim Michele Richardson
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              The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
                 

              The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $77.99
              • $77.99
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              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, sh...e'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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              ISBN 9781432867119
              Released AU 28 Aug 2019
              Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
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              The Sisters of Glass Ferry
                 

              The Sisters of Glass Ferry (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Richardson, Kim Michele

              • RRP: $90.50
              • $90.50
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              Glass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Flannery Butler's daddy, Beauregard Honey Bee Butler, made some of the best in the state. He entrusted Flannery with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy. But Flannery harbors other secrets too, about her twin sister ...Patsy, older by eight minutes and pretty in a way Flannery will never be.
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              ISBN 9781432847449
              Released AU 1 Apr 2018
              Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
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