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Love to read? In the grand tradition of passing on a great book to a friend, we invite you to share and discuss your reading experience with fellow book lovers. Our Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10am in The Other Cup, September through May. Even if you haven’t read the book we’re discussing, you may still enjoy the conversation. You are welcome to arrive at 9:30am for fellowship; our discussion begins at 10am. All are invited to participate in our book club: a beloved group that has been a part of life at Saint Barnabas for over 30 years. This month we will discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekby Kim Michelle Richardson (308 pg.)  Find the 2022 schedule and the reading list below. Questions? Contact the church office.

See our 2021/2022 schedule and reading list by CLICKING HERE.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekby Kim Michelle Richardson (308 pg.)

“In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned 19-year-old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry.
The lonely young Appalachian woman joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her faithful mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky.
Along her dangerous route, Cussy, known to the mountain folk as Bluet, confronts those suspicious of her damselfly-blue skin and the government’s new book program. She befriends hardscrabble and complex fellow Kentuckians, and is fiercely determined to bring comfort and joy, instill literacy, and give to those who have nothing, a bookly respite, a fleeting retreat to faraway lands.” source –

See the schedule below for our upcoming readings and discussions.

Questions? Please email Ann Brenner. 


Jan. 20, 2022 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekby Kim Michelle Richardson (308 pg.)

Feb. 17, 2022 The Four Windsby Kristin Hanna (448 pg.)

Mar. 17, 2022 The Women of the Bible Speakby Shannon Bream (256 pg.)

Apr. 21, 2022 The Last Green Valleyby Mark Sullivan (423 pg.)

May 19, 2022 Trial by Ice – by Richard Parry (310 pg.)