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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, Gena, for your thoughtful question and your kind praise! I loved writing Cussy Mary and Honey's story, so it would be lovely to visit them …moreThank you, Gena, for your thoughtful question and your kind praise! I loved writing Cussy Mary and Honey's story, so it would be lovely to visit them again in another book. =)(less)
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On the Trail of the Kentucky Book Woman

I'm over at Bookreporter this week along with some fabulous authors sharing Christmas memories. Please join me as I share a little about my trail of the Kentucky Book Woman

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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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“I never understood why other people thought my color, any color, needed fixing.”
Kim Michele Richardson, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

“Being able to return to the books was a sanctuary for my heart. And a joy bolted free, lessening my own grievances, forgiving spent youth and dying dreams lost to a hard life, the hard land, and to folks’ hard thoughts and partialities.”
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“Bring me new words when we meet again so I know the book and brain ain’t gathering dust,”
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