Ocean View Book Club

Come join us in discussing these wonderful books.

Photo of Troublesome Creek Book

Book Club Selection for the month of February

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a 2019 novel by Kim Michele Richardson. The story is a fictionalized account of two real subjects in the history of eastern Kentucky: Cussy Mary is a “Book Woman” — one of the Packhorse Librarians who delivered books to remote areas of the Appalachian Mountains during the Great Depression, from 1935 to 1943, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) program. Cussy Mary is also a “Blue” — the last of a line of blue-skinned people, whose skin appears the unusual shade due to a rare genetic disorder. As a Book Woman, Cussy Mary is highly regarded, but as a Blue, she is feared and reviled, and experiences racism, discrimination and violence.

The Book Club will meet via ZOOM and discuss this book on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4PM.

Contact Church Librarian, Sherrill Lubinksy if you have any questions or interested in joining the OV Book Club.