The New Canaan Library is pleased to present a talk by author Kim Michele Richardson, who will discuss his latest best-selling historical novel, The Woman from the Troublesome Creek Book. Ms. Richardson will speak via live video conference on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. EST. Zoom login information will be provided when registering at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Page turner and very compelling, “This Gem of Richardson’s Historical Fiction” (Publishers Weekly) is a lyrical and accurate description of the Depression-era Appalachians, as well as a multi-level history lesson. Richardson brings Cussy Mary Carter, 19, to life, the indomitable heroine who navigates a community steeped in racial intolerance while doing the job she loves – delivering reading materials to rural Kentucky. Rich in detail and impeccably researched, The Troublesome Creek Woman Book covers themes ranging from American society in the 1930s and the New-Deal pack Horse Library Project to racial intolerance, the mining community, medical research and the Blue People of Kentucky – descendants of the Fugate family who carried a gene recessive that turned their skin blue.
Kim Michele Richardson is a multi-award-winning author who has written five works of historical fiction and one bestselling memoir. Kim Michele was born and raised in Kentucky and lives there with her family and beloved dogs. She is also the founder of Shy Rabbit, a writers’ residency and scholarship set up for low-income writers.