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Kim Michele Richardson

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Kim Michele Richardson lives in Kentucky and resides part-time in Western North Carolina. She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, building houses, and is an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence, partnering with the U.S. Navy globally to bring awareness and education to the prevention of domestic violence. She is the author of the bestselling memoir The Unbreakable Child, and a book critic for the New York Journal of Books. Her novels include, Liar’s Bench, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field and The Sisters of Glass Ferry. Kim Michele currently finished her fourth novel, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek about the fierce and brave Kentucky Packhorse librarians. Coming Spring, 2019.




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Kim Michele Richardson Thank you, Alice, I'm so happy to hear this. Sometimes it can be tricky. I’m a Kentuckian, so I know that in different regions of my home state there…moreThank you, Alice, I'm so happy to hear this. Sometimes it can be tricky. I’m a Kentuckian, so I know that in different regions of my home state there will be different beats and song in the native language. I’m also able to live in that landscape and spend time with native Appalachians who have taught me the lyrics and language of their people and ancestors.

Also, I hear different dialect and speech patterns every day, and in all my travels in Kentucky and beyond. But at some point I do try to keep in mind that the rest of the world doesn’t. Example: I have a nephew whose words I can barely understand because he comes from a different pocket of Kentucky. Still, there’s a balance, and you can’t strip the music, the lyrics that honestly reflect the people, so I go in with this mindset. = )(less)
Kim Michele Richardson Thank you for your question, Cindy. I do have a lot of research and hope to revisit these precious families again. ; ) Thank you for reading BOOK…moreThank you for your question, Cindy. I do have a lot of research and hope to revisit these precious families again. ; ) Thank you for reading BOOK WOMAN.(less)
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Bookreporter Interview

Thank you, Bookreporter.com, for this wonderful interview and the opportunity to share with readers some of the behind-the-scenes while writing THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK.

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LIAR'S BENCH (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: LIAR'S BENCH Spring 2015 Release In the summer of '72, Mudas (Muddy) Summers finds out that Peckinpaw, Kentucky's, century-old secrets tie into yesterday’s sorrows—a town's liar's bench — her mama’s mysterious death, and the brutal lynching of her boyfriend's ancestor. Running through the tale of two Kentucky hangings more than a hundred years apart is the story of Mudas and Bobby finding each other and themselves while forced to grow up fast in a time and place where the KKK is still a power, the South is struggling to find itself, and teens are caught between old and new ways of growing up. "Kim Michele Richardson’s lush, beautifully written debut is set against a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar’s Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won’t be denied." -Kensington "You'll hear echoes of To Kill A Mockingbird in this haunting coming-of-age story. Beautifully written, atmospheric and intricately plotted, Richardson's debut novel will stay with you long after the last page is turned." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
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“Then I surrendered the innocent heart of my childhood and extended my hand to Satan. I walked into Hell, conversed with demons past, found my stolen tears and painfully wept, tasting those acrid drops. Shaking my fists to the heavens, I questioned my God many times, “I’m so disappointed in you, God. So disappointed,” I sobbed. “You,” I fought to catch my breath, “you forgot to tell the world I was supposed to be a princess, God, a princess! Somebody’s princess. So disappointed, so very . . .”
Kim Michele Richardson, The Unbreakable Child

“I accepted that some things in life could never, and maybe should never be explained.”
Kim Michele Richardson, The Unbreakable Child

“Bring me new words when we meet again so I know the book and brain ain’t gathering dust,”
Kim Michele Richardson, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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