The Book Woman's Daughter
by Kim Michele Richardson
Praise For This Book:
"Aided by lush imagery and lyrical use of dialect and colloquialisms, Richardson masterfully immerses readers into an era when progressive ideals of inclusivity and individualism were met with anti-intellectualism and book banning - which is to say an era quite like our own. "The Book Woman's Daughter" is a beautifully rendered and eminently timely continuation of the librarian-as-hero narrative..." -The Charleston Post and Courier

Readers who enjoyed Richardson's previous tale of a woman fighting stubborn prejudice will warm to this book, which features a robust, vividly drawn cast of strong female characters. This well-researched novel does not shy away from the harsh realities of life in a poor, rural community. Honey's life may be hard, but it's also filled with joy, and her story will bring a smile to the face (and tears to the eyes) of readers."-BookReporter

"Incredible characters. A light to shine on the world." -Dairy Star Newspaper to the eyes) of readers."-BookReporter

"The novel abounds with Appalachian voices, imagery, and lore, paying homage to this community's bright strength of spirit amid harsh landscapes, poverty, and prejudice." -The Christian Science MONITOR

With lush and evocative descriptions of both the locations and their inhabitants, Richardson describes the beauty of Kentucky and its people. While she doesn't shy away from the darkness that exists, repeatedly exposing to the light the hateful, and often times confusing perspectives that existed, especially toward women. Just as in her last novel, Richardson portrays the people of Kentucky with grace and dignity. There's a great deal we all could, and should, learn from the women of Troublesome Creek.. -Los Angeles Public Library -Daryl

"Beautiful, evocative, and full of adventure, this book also shines a light on the gifts of friendship, no matter the appearance of the package." -The Southern Bookseller, Shari Stauch

"This is such a compelling and poignant story, based on a program that existed and is well documented, written by an author who knows Kentucky history and does extensive research that would satisfy any historical fiction reader." -TOWN, Greenville, SC

"Immersive from the very beginning. The undeniable warmth that permeates Kim Michele Richardson's fiction is rooted in a love for her home state of Kentucky, her characters and, it seems, the art of writing itself. ...her story transforms into a meditation on womanhood, literature, resilience and freedom. It's a spellbinding tale."-BookPage

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