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Mitford Years #1: At Home in Mitford

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ISBN13: 9780140254488
ISBN10: 014025448x
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The first novel in Jan Karon’s bestselling and beloved Mitford series

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford, North Carolina. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are friendly. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

  

Synopsis:

The first in a series of novels, this heartwarming book introduces readers to a small, charming North Carolina town and its equally charming denizens. Filled with the mysteries and miracles of everyday life and rich, provincial humor, At Home in Mitford will have readers clamoring for more. Followed by a sequel, A Light in the Window.

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."

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Scarlett, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Scarlett)
Read this book to my mom who is in a nursing home. Love the fact that we have many more to go!
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724jeanne, September 25, 2009 (view all comments by 724jeanne)
I read the Mitford series when I was going through my divorce. It helped me tremendously. The stories take you to a happy and peaceful place. I'm not Christian, but there are lots of "lessons" to be learned.
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Reina, February 26, 2007 (view all comments by Reina)
I have read this series a few times and find all the books enjoyable, though sometimes a bit ponderous. I am not Christian, but I often read Christian fiction because I like "gentle" fiction. If you are like me, I would read Miss Read (start with Village School or Thrush Green) first, then go to Jan Karon, if you don't mind the occasional bit of preachiness.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140254488
Author:
Karon, Jan
Publisher:
Viking
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Episcopalians
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mitford (imaginary place)
Subject:
City and town life -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mitford
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Series:
A Mitford Novel
Series Volume:
6701
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w map of Mitford (xii-xiii)
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.87 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The first in a series of novels, this heartwarming book introduces readers to a small, charming North Carolina town and its equally charming denizens. Filled with the mysteries and miracles of everyday life and rich, provincial humor, At Home in Mitford will have readers clamoring for more. Followed by a sequel, A Light in the Window.

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