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Jan Karon

Autor/a de At Home in Mitford

74+ obres 44,198 Membres 636 Ressenyes 75 preferits

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Jan Karon was born in North Carolina in 1937. After a career in advertising, she began writing a column in the Blowing Rocket. The column, about life in the small North Carolina town of Mitford, centered around an Episcopalian minister named Father Tim. Her Father Tim stories were collected into a mostra'n més book and published by a Christian publisher. She is the author of A Mitford Novel series and two children's books entitled Miss Fannie's Hat and Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny. She has won numerous awards for her work including the Christy Award for A New Song and the Gold Medallion Award for A New Song, A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepards Abiding. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Jan Karon

At Home in Mitford (1994) 5,674 exemplars
A Light in the Window (1996) 3,967 exemplars
These High, Green Hills (1995) 3,678 exemplars
A New Song (1999) 3,510 exemplars
Out to Canaan (1997) 3,421 exemplars
In This Mountain (2002) 2,962 exemplars
Shepherds Abiding (2003) 2,939 exemplars
A Common Life (2001) 2,933 exemplars
Light from Heaven (2005) 2,814 exemplars
Home to Holly Springs (2007) 2,247 exemplars
In the Company of Others (2010) 1,448 exemplars
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (2014) 1,190 exemplars
Come Rain or Come Shine (2015) 961 exemplars
To Be Where You Are (2017) 672 exemplars
Miss Fannie's Hat (1826) 476 exemplars
Violet Comes to Stay (2006) 267 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 1-3) (1996) 139 exemplars
Violet Goes to the Country (2007) 125 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 1-6) (2002) 99 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 1-4) (1994) 75 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 1-9) (1968) 42 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 1-5) (1997) 28 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 4-6) (1996) 15 exemplars
Jan Karon Story Hour (2005) 12 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 1-8) (1994) 6 exemplars
At Home in Mitford [abridged] (2002) 4 exemplars
To be where you are 2 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 5-8) (2003) 1 exemplars
De groene heuvels roman (2018) 1 exemplars
Out of Canaan #4 1 exemplars
Mitford Snowman 1 exemplars
Ester's Gift 1 exemplars
A Common Life #6 1 exemplars
The Mitford Years (Books 4-5, 7) — Autor — 1 exemplars

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My intent was to read the first of this series. Not sure how I managed to get the most recently published--but I didn't feel lost. At least not lost in the sense of not knowing who people were. I did feel a bit lost at times with the style of writing. It's a style somewhat dependent on the visual cues of print--the breaks between paragraphs with pretty squiggly lines that tell you that while this isn't a chapter break, there's been a transition of scenes, characters, or time. There's not a lot of "Cynthia said" type introductions to communications between characters, so you just have to be aware that at any moment we could suddenly be in a new conversation between different characters, or describing the activities of a different group than we were just engaged in. Never-the-less, I loved this book. It reminded me of the old TV series, Mayberry RFD. But instead of a wise and friendly Sheriff named Andy, there's a wise and friendly (retired) Episcopalian priest. I was already thinking this quite early on, when about 14 hours into the book one of the characters actually mentions Mayberry and Sheriff Andy, so I guess it's no accident that I was reminded of it prior to that.
It's a great inspiring book--full of love and grace.
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TraSea | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
A little too sappy, but still enjoyable.Goodreads Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels have been captivated by Jan Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives along with a vividly imagined world (People). They learned quickly that after you've spent time in Mitford, you'll want to come back (Chicago Tribune). Millions eagerly awaited the publication of each novel, relishing the story of the bookish and bighearted Episcopal priest and the extraordinary fullness of his seemingly ordinary life. Now, Jan Karon enchants us with the story of the newly retired priest's spur-of-the-moment adventure. For the first time in decades, Father Tim returns to his birthplace, Holly Springs, Mississippi, in response to a mysterious, unsigned note saying simply: Come home. Little does he know how much these two words will change his life. A story of long-buried secrets, forgiveness, and the wonder of discovering new people, places, and depth of feeling, Home to Holly Springs will enthrall new readers and longtime fans alike. (less)… (més)
bentstoker | Hi ha 61 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
Book Page Preparing to become a vicar to a rural church closed for nearly 40 years, Father Timothy Kavanagh considers the challenges ahead: "He would still wear his collar and vestments; he would still celebrate the liturgy and perform all the other offices of a priest. So indeed, hardly anything would change." Then he thinks, "And so what if things did change."Father Tim could easily be speaking to Jan Karon's enormous readership: things will indeed change this is the last Mitford novel.Karon has been preparing us for this farewell for some time. She began weaning readers from the little North Carolina town with 2000's A New Song, when Father Tim and his writer-artist wife Cynthia moved to Whitecap Island, where he served as interim priest for a year. Much of Light from Heaven takes place outside of Mitford as well, either on Meadowgate Farm, where the couple are staying for a year, or in the new church and parish of Holy Trinity, which includes a wide range of vivid characters. There's loquacious five-year-old Sissie; Jubal Adderholt and his squirrel-tail decorated home; Clarence, a gifted (and deaf) woodworker; and his mother Agnes, an Episcopal deacon. Still, Mitford is not far away, and Father Tim takes us on regular trips there.Father Tim also struggles with the question of when to tell Dooley about his inheritance from Miss Sadie, looks for some money Louella has just remembered that Miss Sadie hid in a car, and engages in e-mail correspondence with former secretary Emma about her forthcoming trip to England. We meet the numerous and multitalented Flower Girls; there's a poacher on the farm. Two deaths occur in Mitford (one of which inspires the townspeople to take on an engaging new habit), as well as a wedding. Life and change go on.So where do we go from here? Wherever Jan Karon takes us next, we can be sure it will be worth the trip . . . and the wait. Joanne Collings writes from Washington, D.C.… (més)
bentstoker | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |



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