By Catherine Marshall
(Avon, Mass Market Paperback, 9780380001415, 576pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 1976
Other Editions of This Title: Prebound
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In the year 1912, nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains -- and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.
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Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the daughter of Minister John Ambrose Wood and his wife Leonora, Catherine Marshall was married to Presbyterian minister and Chaplain of the U.S. Senate Peter Marshall. After her husband's death, she wrote his biography, A Man Called Peter, a book that enjoyed tremendous success and became a major motion picture. She followed with numerous devotional books and three novels, two of which -- Christy and Julie -- became national bestsellers. Christy was also made into an extremely popular television series. Catherine Marshall died in 1983, but the popularity of her inspirational writings continues.
“Deeply moving...filled with suspense adventure, humor, and even comedy.”
-Pasadena Star News
“Wonderful...an epic novel”.
-Dallas Times Herald
“An affirmation of faith... A clear impression of the proud Scotch-Irish mountaineers and their harsh, lonely lives.”
“A powerfully moving book of great depth.”
“It has something that keeps the reader reading…Relevant and heart-opening…Rich, dramatic.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“An inspiring story. With skill, Catherine Marshall has described human qualities common to all people everywhere.”
“A novel of celebration…wholesome, inspiring…Enjoyable reading.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch