December 27, 2019
Celebrating a Bookish Hanukkah With Our Jewish Friends: Eighth Candle–Complete Miracle
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I’m linking up today with Davida at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog (information on the meme link up here) to celebrate a bookish Hanukkah with our Jewish friends. This is the final post for #eightcandlebooktag I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them!
Happy Hanukkah to my friends, followers, and book buddies who are celebrating!
Eighth Candle: Complete Miracle
A book that made you say “WOW” when you’d finished reading it.
Well, today’s prompt is easy! The last book that made me say “WOW” and gave me a book hangover is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. See my full review below.
For today’s post, I’m choosing to highlight the memorable and unputdownable The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
In the 1930s, nineteen-year-old Cussy Carter and her father live in the isolated woods of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky. They are the last of the “blue people” of Kentucky and endure racism and prejudice because of the blue hue of their skin. They are considered “colored.” Dad risks his life and health working long hours in the coal mines and Cussy takes a government job with the historical Pack Horse Library Project. As a “librarian,” she travels across treacherous mountains and dangerous creeks on her mule, Junia, to deliver books and other reading materials to the mountain folk who have few resources. She does what she can to meet their most dire needs. Incidentally, she doesn’t cuss! (She’s named after a town in France.)