Book discussion group
Meetings: Last Tuesday of the month, from March through November (no meetings Dec., Jan., Feb.)
Time: Coffee and conversation 2 p.m.; book discussion 2:30 p.m.
For nearly twenty years, Regional Readers have been reading and discussing books with Appalachian or Kentucky themes, or books written by Appalachian or Kentucky authors. From time to time, an author joins us for our discussion.
The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. We encourage suggestions for the reading lists.
For more information, contact Judith Kidwell at 606.326.1667 or e-mail email@example.com.
June 27, 2023 Book ~
The Bookwoman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
The Regional Readers book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, June 27 in the former JSF Conference Room (now Right Eye Graphics). Coffee and conversation at 2 p.m.; book discussion at 2:30 p.m.
The June selection is The Bookwoman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson, a follow-up to her previous novel, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her parents are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free or risk being sent away for good. Picking up her mother’s Pack Horse Library route, Honey begins to deliver books to the remote hollers of Appalachia. But the route can be treacherous and some folks aren’t as keen to let a woman pave her own way. If Honey wants to bring the freedom books provide to families who need it most, she must fight for her place and learn that the extraordinary women who run the hills and hollers can make all the difference in the world.
The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. We encourage suggestions for the 2023 reading list.