Christy Author:Catherine Marshall Christy (released in 1967) is a historical fiction novel by Christian author Catherine Marshall set at the fictional Appalachian village of Cutter Gap, Tennessee, in 1912. The novel was inspired by the story of her own mother's journey to the mountains to teach the impoverished children of Appalachia, whose families' moonshining, belief in super... more »stitious folklore and medical quackery she found perplexing.« less
I never read this book back in the years it was released but picked it up for a bookclub last year. It has become a favorite of mine. Full of good quotes that help bring perspective to life. The story is well written and depicts an era in American Appalachia that I knew nothing about. Highly recommend for teens and adults.