On Saturday, February 18, the Riverton Area Book Club will be discussing The Book Woman's Daughter, by Kim Michele Richardson, a sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. This new book, published in 2022, covers Honey Marie-Angeline Lovett--and mule Junie--as they navigate dangers in the hollers of Kentucky where racism and violence is rampant. She takes on the role of her mother, Cussy Mary, the blue-skinned packhorse librarian. Blue skin, or methemoglobinemia, is a rare genetic mutation in the body's hemoglobin. Honey must be smart and resourceful as she tries to avoid being committed to the Kentucky House of Reform for being orphaned while her parents are jailed for miscegenation. This novel is also a stand-alone story if you have not read the first book.
Meetings are held from 10-11 am at the Riverton Village Municipal Building on Riverton Road. For further information please call the library at 217-629-6353. Books have been selected for future months: in March--Lady Clementine, by Marie Benedict, about Churchill's wife; in April, One Italian Summer, by Rebecca Serle, about a young woman's trip she must take alone after her mother's death.