The Book Woman's Daughter


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$26.99  $25.10
Sourcebooks Landmark
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Kim Michele Richardson is the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning novel The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, which the modern-day book lady Dolly Parton devoured and recommended, and The Book Woman's Daughter. Kim Michele writes about the brave historical Pack Horse librarians of Kentucky and especially loves writing about her beloved Kentucky, its history, traditions, and people. She believes books are powerful knowledge that can change lives and open wider windows to our world--and that libraries are neighborhood cornerstones where librarians play an important role in every society, providing vital safe havens and multifarious community treasures and lifelines for everyone. Kim Michele is a native-born Kentuckian and resides in Kentucky with her family.


"In Kim Michele Richardson's beautifully and authentically rendered The Book Woman's Daughter she once again paints a stunning portrait of the raw, somber beauty of Appalachia, the strong resolve of remarkable women living in a world dominated by men, and the power of books and sisterhood to prevail in the harshest circumstances. A critical and profoundly important read for our time. Badassery womanhood at its best!" -- Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants
"Fierce, beautiful and inspirational, Kim Michele Richardson has created a powerful tale about brave extraordinary heroines who are downright haunting and unforgettable." -- Abbott Kahler, New York Times bestselling author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park
"Steeped in an intimate knowledge of the traditions and lore of the region and written with a loving eye to the natural beauty of the landscape, The Book Woman's Daughter is a brilliant and compelling narrative - a powerful portrait of the courageous women who fought against ignorance, misogyny, and racial prejudice." -- William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land and Lightning Strike
"A mesmerizing and beautifully rendered Appalachian tale of strong women, bravery, and resilience, told through the eyes of a new heroine reminiscent of Harper Lee's own Scout Finch." -- Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of One Foot in Eden and Serena
"Kim Michele Richardson's The Book Woman's Daughter sets us deep inside Kentucky's rugged Appalachia in the early 1950s and gives us Honey Mary-Angeline Lovett, a sixteen-year-old as fierce and brave as her mama, Cussy Mary. Their world is cruel with its prejudice, and Richardson is not afraid to peel back its ugliness and take us there. But, like the best writers in not only this generation but the ones past, Richardson gifts us readers with something extraordinary, a way back." -- Bren McClain, multi-award-winning author of One Good Mama Bone
"The Book Woman's Daughter combines themes of sisterhood and justice with vivid depictions of the Kentucky landscape, making it a good choice for book groups and readers of historical women's fiction." -- Booklist
"Richardson excels in her descriptions of the people and places of rural Kentucky. Fans will be delighted to find Cussy's daughter is just as plucky as her mother." -- Publishers Weekly