Christy by Catherine Marshall

If you haven't read Christy by Catherine Marshall and you like historical works, then put it on your To Be Read list!!  I have read it multiple times and seen the show and it is still a favorite! 

Christy is a work of fiction based on Catherine's mother's experiences.  At times it is hard to read for different reasons. Sometimes it is the dialect or speech of the Appalachian highlanders, sometimes it is the incidences that occur in the those mounts and valleys where Christy teaches school and is taught many life lessons.  Christy is an amazing story of one young woman and the amazing people she learns to love.  It's also teaches just a little bit about the history of the Appalachian Mountains.  

About the Author: 

Catherine Marshall (1914-1983), "The New York Times" best-selling author of 30 books, is best known for her novel "Christy." Based on the life of her mother, "Christy" captured the hearts of millions and became a popular CBS television series. Around the kitchen table at Evergreen Farm, as her mother reminisced, Catherine probed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders. Catherine shared the story of her husband, Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the United States Senate, in "A Man Called Peter." A decade after Dr. Marshall’s untimely death, Catherine married Leonard LeSourd, Executive Editor of "Guideposts," forging a dynamic writer-editor partnership. A beloved inspirational writer and speaker, Catherine’s enduring career spanned four decades and reached over 30 million readers.

About the Book:

Christy (50th Anniversary Edition)(Evergreen Farm, October 2017)

New edition of Catherine Marshall’s inspirational classic!
The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions.
But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her — and her one-room school — as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove.
Yearning to make a difference, will Christy’s determination and devotion be enough?