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Publisher Comments:

Jan Karon's millions of fans can't wait to sit down with her heartwarming and hilarious characters, who have a way of becoming family. In fact, readers and booksellers across the country kept Out to Canaan and At Home in Mitford on The New York Times bestseller list for months. In A New Song, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires. However, new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past, a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads, a mother battling paralyzing depression. They also find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances "back home" keep their phone ringing off the hook. In this fifth novel of the beloved series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford and Whitecap is twice as good for the soul. "Everything that, in the wee hours of the night, you like a book to be, warm-hearted and funny, with a hero marked by...profound inner strength" --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Synopsis:

When Father Tim retires, he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past; a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads; a mother battling paralyzing depression. In this fifth novel of the beloved Mitford series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford "and" Whitecap is twice as good for the soul. Chapter-opening illustrations.

About the Author

Jan Karon, born Janice Meredith Wilson in the foothills of North Carolina, was named after the title of a popular novel, Janice Meredith.

Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."

Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."

Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670878109
Author:
Karon, Jan
Publisher:
Viking Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Christian fiction, American
Subject:
Episcopalians
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction, American
Subject:
Mitford
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Mitford Years (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.32x6.30x1.33 in. 1.53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , When Father Tim retires, he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past; a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads; a mother battling paralyzing depression. In this fifth novel of the beloved Mitford series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford "and" Whitecap is twice as good for the soul. Chapter-opening illustrations.
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