July 28, 2020

Introduction Tuesday

Leslie Calhoun 

Marketing and Publicity Assistant

WaterBrook & Multnomah

Imprints of Penguin Random House

As you are no doubt aware, COVID has introduced many changes. One positive change, however, has been the rising popularity of adult fiction, which has allowed countless readers to experience a sense of escape during this time of uncertainty.


With this in mind, I am excited to introduce you to The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow, the newest historical fiction novel from award-winning and bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer.

In the same vein as The Giver of Stars and The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekThe Librarian of Boone’s Hollow (WaterBrook, 9/15/20) offers a captivating account of the Depression-Era packhorse librarians of Kentucky.


Fans of historical fiction and readers of Jojo Moyes and Kim Michele Richardson will find themselves transported back in time to 1936. Addie Cowherd is a year away from completing her teaching degree when she finds herself unable to continue tuition payments. Desperate to help provide for her parents, she accepts the only employment she can find—delivering books on horseback to poor coal-mining families in the hills of Kentucky. But turning a new page will be nearly impossible in Boone’s Hollow, and Addie is quickly caught up in a decades-old rivalry that threatens to destroy the fledgling library program and any hope the Boone’s Hollow folk have of restoring the fractured relationships in their community.


Additional historical details shed light on the harsh working conditions of coal miners, the trend of salvaging book and magazine pages by creating themed scrapbooks, and the unique history of Cherokee influence in the Kentucky hill regions. In weaving together these fascinating strands of history, Sawyer pens an exceptional story that instills the importance of education and the life-giving lessons of loving and forgiving one’s neighbors.

 Best-selling, award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer is highly acclaimed for her “gentle stories of hope.” Readers and reviewers alike are drawn to her books and the life lessons contained within the pages. 


Kim dreamed of being a writer from her earliest memories, and her little-girl dream came true. Now with over 1.5 million books in print in six different languages, she praises God for blessing her far beyond her imaginings.

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