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. Nor will the reader know what to expect. 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... more » delight.
Here is a slice of life. And although it is specifically life in Appalachia in 1912, it is also life representative of all uf us, in any time. Cutter Gap could be anywhere - "the Cove, the troubled Cove with its poverty and its smells, with as many problems, as if it embraced within the borders of one small kingdom a sampling of the lacerations of the whole world," indeed, of the very human problems which every man and woman faces today.
And what is so unusual among contemporary novels is the fullfillment, in Christy, of the promise that "where there is hunger, there is also bread." Here is a powerfully moving book of great depth with real answers to man's deepest needs, and a joyful reading experience from the first page to the last.« less