Christy Author:Catherine Marshall "Christy, I never know what to expect from you" is a comment flung at the beguiling heroine of this magnificent novel. That is one reason among many why Christy may be destined to find her own place beside Jane Austen's Emma, Becky Sharp, the heroine of Rebecca and others whom readers will remember with delight. — Why did a nineteen year old girl... more » want to leave her comfortable home to teach in a one-room schoolhouse in an isolated cove in the Great Smokies? But Christy Huddleston "eager to taste life to the full" wanted to do just that.
After 10 enormouslsy successful nonfiction books, this is Catherine Marshall's first novel. For this epic novel, the author goes back to the roots of her life, since she and her parents were born in Appalachia. With authentic background, meticulously researched, this book was nine years in the making.« less