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6 edition of On Troublesome Creek found in the catalog.

On Troublesome Creek

a true story about Christian service in the mountains of Kentucky

by Melodie M. Davis

  • 59 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Herald Press in Scottdale, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Appalachian Region,
  • Kentucky
    • Subjects:
    • Davis, Melodie M., 1951-,
    • Davis, Melodie M., 1951-,
    • Volunteer workers in social service -- Kentucky -- Biography.,
    • Christian life -- Mennonite authors.,
    • Volunteer workers in social service.,
    • Christian life.,
    • Mennonites.,
    • Appalachian Region -- Social conditions.,
    • Appalachian Region -- Social conditions.,
    • Kentucky -- Social conditions.

    • About the Edition

      The author"s account of her experiences as a Mennonite voluntary service worker in a small, poverty-stricken Appalachian mining community in Kentucky.

      Edition Notes

      StatementMelodie M. Davis.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV98.K4 D38 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination96 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3176137M
      ISBN 100836133471
      LC Control Number83018541
      OCLC/WorldCa9970431

      Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the s, 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. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. by Kim Michele Richardson. THE NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling novel, 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. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of .

      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 has 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. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek was inspired by the true, historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Service, which spanned the s and early ’40s during eastern Kentucky’s most violent era.. Years ago, I stumbled across these heroic librarians of the Great Depression and the rare blue-skinned Kentuckians, .

        Full version and lyrics of Ruby Friedman Orchestra's soul stirring song "Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" created for the novel The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Kim Michele Richardson. Words. Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that Author: Kim Michele Richardson.


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