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Kentucky Blue Bloods

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson is another recent novel based on the Pack Horse Library Project in the 1930’s. Told in the first-person by the fictional character named Cussy, the story is powerful and moving. … Continue reading

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Comin’ Round the Mountain

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a historical fiction novel which takes place in Kentucky hill country during the 1930’s when the WPA organization sought to promote literacy among the poor with Pack Horse Library Project. I found … Continue reading

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Art Transends

I was disappointed in The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. Having enjoyed Shapiro’s previous novel, I had high expectations for her latest book. Set in modern times, the novel is about a young woman named Danielle who works at Christie’s … Continue reading

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