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This year’s One Book One Valley is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, chosen by readers of the Estes Valley.

Copies available for check-out, including paperback, large-print, audiobook, and digital download.

Take part in a conversation with bestselling author Kim Michele Richardson on January 30.

See the full line-up of this month’s programs. Watch the Video Announcement

Click Here to see the line-up of programs, all happening this month.

Since its beginning almost a decade ago, One Book One Valley has been a celebration of community and literacy. It’s a chance for all of us to come together in the reading of a single book. It’s for conversation and learning with fellow readers — and to make new friends along the way. We invite you to join us in reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, chosen by Estes Valley readers as the next One Book One Valley.

Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A unique story about Appalachia and the healing power of the written word.” It was inspired by the real life, remarkable blue-skinned people of Kentucky, and the fierce, brave Packhorse Librarians, who used the power of literacy to overcome bigotry, and fear, during the Great Depression.

The Library encourages readers to check out the winning book, available in regular print and large print editions, an audiobook edition on CD, as well as eBook and eAudio formats. All accessible with your Library Card. Curbside appointments are also available for convenient pick-up. Or you can visit or call Macdonald Book Shop to purchase a personal copy. Macdonald Book Shop has been a longtime supporter of One Book One Valley, and we’re grateful for their partnership.

Here is the list of this month’s programs. Author Kim Michele Richardson will be joining us via Zoom on January 30, and she writes, “Thank you, Estes Valley, I’m so honored and appreciative!” And we thank her for a book to help us unite as a community; to find time to read during our busy days; to have conversations that span generations and cultures; and to reconnect with your hometown library.

One Book One Valley is made possible through the generous donors of the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation.