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Summer 2019

By Kim Michele Richardson

Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills of Appalachia. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, aiming to spread learning in the 1930s. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. This is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers.

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