Based on the experience of the author's mother, this novel tells the tale of a 19-year-old girl who leaves her comfortable North Carolina home to teach school in the poverty-stricken Smoky Mountains. Upon her arrival at Cutter Gap, Tennessee, Christy is stunned by the destitution and ignorance of the mountain people and overwhelmed at her task of teaching 67 children.
Map on lining paper.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained. Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has ms. note: "M. Poindexter".