“Child of the Mountains” nominated for Christy Award

May 6, 2013 by Greg Moore

One of the presenters at last year’s West Virginia Book Festival is up for one of the most prestigious awards in her field.

Marilyn Sue Shank’s novel, “Child of the Mountains,” is one of the three finalists in the Christy Awards’ young-adult category. The Christys (Christies?) are given for excellent in Christian-themed  fiction; they’re named after Christian author Catherine Marshall’s best-known work, the novel “Christy.”

Shank’s novel is set in 1950s West Virginia. The awards are announced June 24. Best of luck to her.

One Response to ““Child of the Mountains” nominated for Christy Award”

  1. Phyllis Wilson Moore says:

    How wonderful to know the legacy of a former WV resident, Catherine Marshall, continues. Shank and her novel are very deserving.

    Marshall’s “Christy” is based on her mother’s early life and the Marshalls resided in West Virginia for about 10 years. Catherine Marshall is a graduate of Keyser High and her mother was once commissioned to write the history of the county.

    Catherine was married in the church her father ministered in Keyser.

    What a fun literary connection.

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