CHRISTY by Catherine Marshall

CHRISTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hits for sartin we were bodaciously tuckered out afore we got shet of this long novel (her fust)--guess you'd call it a teach in, mebbe even a preach in, which is all about a girl called Christy who had a kind of Vista vision back in 1912 and went to work in a mission school in Appalachia. One room, 67 children, and no books...but real life experience with the mountain people moonshining and feuding and killing...and with Quaker Miss Henderson ""a smiley woman"" and her God of love and beauty, and Dr. McNeill who knew how to save lives, and David Grantland, the new preacher, who wasn't quite so sure he could save souls since he went by the book, the Good Book, and couldn't talk to the natives but did help Christy to learn that religion warn't necessarily what you believed as much as how you lived and.... No use argufyin'...this'll pleasure a lot of folks who like to read this kind of book and we ain't casting water upon the bread and butter.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1967
Publisher: McGraw-Hill