The 2014 Christy Awards were presented at the 15th annual Christy Awards dinner held on June 23rd at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. Celebrated author Davis Bunn emceed the event and was himself inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in honor of his having won four Christy Awards.
For the second time in as many years, the Christy for Book of the Year --- which debuted in 2013 and showcases the novel that had the greatest impact when placed against a set of criteria that includes literary quality, sales and life impact --- was awarded to a first-time author. The 2014 Christy Book of the Year is BURNING SKY by Lori Benton, who also received the Christy in the First Novel and Historical categories.
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