Part love story, part ode to literature, part ode to LIBRARIANS, this historical fiction set in the Great Depression is based on a group of women who through a Works Progress Administration project addressed literacy issues in the hollers of Eastern Kentucky with a home delivery library.
This is one that hits close to home as the entire global economy is collapsing due to the pandemic. We need a WPA about now to stitch back together lives, livelihoods, and communities.
I thought this book did a good job of showing that when women are educated and read, they do get ideas: for the betterment of humanity and pretty much at the peril of White Male Domination.
Our Book Chicks book club Zoom meeting started with a rating of the book and ended with a re-rating … most of us upped our number after discussing.
3.5/5 for me. The writing was good but not amazing.