The trails the women travelled on their book rounds were long and formidable. The Book Women rode horses, mules, travelled by boat or on foot for many miles through rugged landscapes to bring books to the downtrodden, sick and discouraged people as well as a few tiny schools and isolated shacks/5(). The book women rode to miles a week, on their own horses or mules, along designated routes, regardless of the weather. If the destination was too remote even for horses. Among the most popular books were Robinson Crusoe and anything by Mark Twain, although some of the horseback librarians said that the children in the mountains were so hungry for reading material that they begged for any books at all to be brought to them. Eleanor Roosevelt visiting the Packhorse Library in West Liberty, KY, That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history—the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers. FREE Shipping on /5(81).
It's in the morning, and the "book woman" and her horse are already on their way. Hers is an important job, for the folks along her treacherous route are eager for the tattered books and magazines she carries in her saddlebags. During the Great /5. Historical fiction writer Kim Michele Richardson was surprised when she learned in March that English author Jojo Moyes, most famous for her bestselling Me Before You romance trilogy, would be publishing The Giver of Stars, a historical novel about the real-life Pack Horse Library project in Kentucky, on Oct. : Tomi Obaro. THE NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling novel, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a powerful message about how the written word affects people--a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman's . Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the s, THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere even back home. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.
Known as the Book Women, this girl gang eventually grew to nearly 1, horseback riding librarians. Not only did they deliver books, they were also essential members of the community: “They tried to fill book requests, sometimes stopped to read to those who couldn’t, and helped nurture local pride. The woman of this chapter is described as being “arrayed [dressed] in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication” (verse 4). Because of the color of her clothing, she is also referred to as the scarlet woman of Revelation. An impulsive British woman, her band of librarians on horseback, a punishing winter in Southern Appalachia, moonshiners with itchy trigger fingers and the Author: Karin Tanabe. Woman on horseback: the biography of Francisco Lopez and Eliza Lynch by William E. Barrett; 6 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History, Paraguayan War, ; Places: Paraguay; People: Elisa Alicia Lynch (), Francisco Salano López (), Francisco Solano López (), Francisco Lopez, Eliza Alicia Lynch; Times: