By Barr Memorial LibraryOctober 11, 2019
Award-winning authors Kim Michele Richardson, Leah Weiss, and Bren McClain will visit Fort Knox's Barr Memorial Library Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. as part of the Authors at Your Library program and Army Fantober.
Richardson's "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" features 19-year-old Cussy Mary Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People. In 1936, she joins the Pack Horse Library Project, determined to bring comfort, literacy and respite to the impoverished, suspicious hill people of eastern Kentucky.
Richardson is an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. She was born in Louisville and currently resides in Kentucky with her family.
Weiss's "If The Creek Don't Rise" has been described as part gothic, part romance, part heartbreaking Loretta Lynn ballad.
Sadie Blue has been married only 15 days, but that's long enough for her to realize that she and her unborn child deserve better than Roy Tupkin. She befriends locals Eli and Bundie and newcomer Kate Shaw, but even their friendship cannot protect her forever. Then Darlene, a young woman somehow connected to the Tupkins, goes missing.
Weiss was born in eastern North Carolina and was raised in the foothills of Virginia. This is her first novel.
McClain's "One Good Mama Bone" takes place in the early 1950s in rural South Carolina. Sarah Creamer is on a quest to find her 'mama bone' after being left to care for a boy not her own. Their only hope to escape crushing poverty is raising a steer for the local 4-H competition.
McClain quit her corporate job in 1990 to start her own consulting business and focus on her writing. She returned to her roots as a South Carolina farm girl for this novel, her first.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and giveaways will be provided at the event. Books will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact Barr Memorial Library at 502-624-1232, or visit the website link below.