Kim Michele Richardson will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. She will read from and sign her new novel, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field. This novel is the story of a young girl living in rural eastern Kentucky in the ‘60s. Subjected to grueling labor by her God-fearing uncle, she strives to find a ray of hope in her poverty-stricken town through her own tobacco patch, a forbidden first love, and her home-made paper fortunetellers. A Coal Miner's Daughter meets Winter’s Bone in a tale of tender love and loss which examines the power of the land, crushing poverty, oppression of Appalachian women then, and that which is relevant now. David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go, said, “A voice rich and authentic, steeped in the somber beauty that defines life in the South. Richardson knows this place well, and GodPretty in the Tobacco Field sings of that honesty.”
Kim Michele Richardson resides in the rolling hills of Kentucky where she is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. Liar’s Bench was her first novel. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Unbreakable Child. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post.