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In This Mountain
Jan Karon
0142002585
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return from Whitecap Island to "the little town with the big heart" in Jan Karon's seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford series, In This Mountain. Retirement holds challenges Father Tim hasn't anticipated, and even as Cynthia's career as a children's book author and illustrator brings her new accolades, he finds himself dogged by health troubles and dissatisfaction with the way his life is turning out. However, the beloved villagers of Mitford are on hand to offer support and humor through every crisis, and a few new characters are introduced to keep interest in the series fresh. Throughout the tale, Karon folds in themes of grace and forgiveness, and offers hope for even the most difficult situations. Fans will be delighted to find that this installment of the series is full of...


Light from Heaven
Jan Karon
0670034533
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
All good things—even laughter and orange marmalade cake—must come to an end. And in Light from Heaven, the long-anticipated final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years series, Karon deftly ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh’s deeply affecting life. On a century-old valley farm where Father Tim and Cynthia are housesitting, there’s plenty to say grace over, from the havoc of a windstorm to a surprising new addition to the household and a mystery in the chicken house. It’s life on the mountaintop, however, that promises to give Father Tim the definitive challenge of his long priesthood. Can he step up to the plate and revive a remote, long-empty mountain church, asap? Or has he been called to accomplish the impossible? Fortunately, he’s been given an angel—in...


Shepherds Abiding
Jan Karon
0142004855
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Esther Bolick, mayor of Karon's beloved make-believe Mitford, bakes a marmalade cake for Christmas that is as sweet as her hometown. Her story, Esther's Gift, and The Mitford Snowmen--"both included in this holiday collection--are previously published, stocking stuffer--sized narratives that Karon's fans have mostly likely already consumed with zeal, but the title novel is fresh entertainment that Mitford aficionados can enjoy while they do their own holiday baking. Sounding like Santa himself might, reader McDonough rumbles out these cheery tales, using dramatic pauses, lilting character voices and, at times, simple a cappella renditions of hymns to convey the upbeat innocence of the town and its residents. Choir music by Journey of the Soul fills the gaps between the novel and short stories, soaring as high as...


Esther's Gift
Jan Karon
0670031216
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Esther isn't so sure that she should spend so much time and money making her famous two-layer marmalade cake for holiday gifts but then she remembers the meaning of Christmas. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Readers flocked home to Mitford last Christmas, making The Mitford Snowmen a New York Times bestseller.

In Esther's Gift, Esther Bolick is filled with the holiday spirit as she prepares to bake the annual batch of her famous-and utterly scrumptious-orange marmalade cakes. Right after Christmas Eve service at Lord's Chapel, she and Gene will deliver a two-layer marmalade to each of seven friends and neighbors, all of them favorite Mitford characters. Then Gene calculates what it costs to bake this...


These High, Green Hills (The Mitford Years)
Donna Kae Nelson, Jan Karon
0670869341
August 1, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
The village of Mitford is soothing tonic for a readership that feels starved for community and yearns for clear morals. The recently married Father Tim and his plain-folk neighbors live the best of Christianity in everyday life. Even the rampant gossip in Mitford is the good kind: folks worrying about other folks and everyone minding one another's business out of concern rather than malice. As a result, no one faces a crisis alone. Often the crises are cause for a belly laugh, such as the rectory's new computer system that seems programmed to torment. But just as often the crises have the bite of real-life problems, such as the bloody young girl in shredded clothes, whom Father Tim finds after she was beaten by her drunken father, and the soul-wrenching despair Father Tim feels when he loses a surrogate mother. The heavily...


A Light in the Window
Jan Karon
0140254544
Feb 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
A Light in the Window is the second installment in this enormously popular series about a small-town rector, Father Tim, and the heartwarming cast of characters surrounding him. This time Father Tim, a lifelong bachelor, finds his heart distracted by his free-spirited neighbor Cynthia, but his stomach and the rectory cash box are distracted by Edith, a wealthy widow who is wooing the rector with love potion casseroles. At every turn, including when a brooding Irish cousin decides to move in, Father Tim must decide whether he will practice what he preaches.

Fans of the series say they long to buy real estate in Mitford, just so they can live next door to these funny and endearing characters and feel the embrace of such a loving community. But what author Jan Karon probably knows, and many readers are starting to figure...



A New Song (Mitford)
Jan Karon
0670878103
April 1, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
As if being a priest in this day and age isn't difficult enough, try shepherding two parishes, located hundreds of miles apart, at the same time. A predicament of biblical proportions indeed, but one the indomitable Father Tim Kavanaugh and his cheerful wife, Cynthia, can handle, with a little help from the Lord--not to mention their friends--in Jan Karon's A New Song, the fifth installment in her much-loved Mitford series. When asked to act as interim minister for a tiny island parish in North Carolina's Outer Banks, the recently retired Father heeds the call, all the while trusting in a divine master plan: "He had prayed that God would send him wherever He pleased, and when his bishop presented the idea of Whitecap, he knew it wasn't his bishop's bright idea at all, but God's."

From the more routine duties of settling...



A Common Life: The Wedding Story
Jan Karon
0142000345
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
A Common Life is a trip back in time for fans of "the little town with the big heart." Somewhere between the second and third volumes of Jan Karon's Mitford Years series, dyed-in-the-wool bachelor Father Timothy Kavanagh and his next-door neighbor Cynthia Coppersmith tied the knot. The author left it to readers' imaginations to fill in the blanks. In this delightful story, Karon paints a complete picture of the events surrounding the wedding of Mitford's best-loved couple, and chronicles the poignant and often hilarious reactions to the nuptial news by the tightly knit North Carolina community.

All the details cherished by those who are enchanted by weddings are offered here, from the color of the bridal outfit (aquamarine) to the choice of flowers (virgin's bower and hydrangeas). When the wedding bells finally ring, the...



At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon
014025448X
Feb 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Father Tim, a cherished small-town rector, is the steadfast soldier in this beloved slice of life story set in an American village where the grass is still green, the pickets are still white, and the air still smells sweet. The rector's forthright secretary, Emma Garret, worries about her employer, as she sees past his Christian cheerfulness into his aching loneliness. Slowly but surely, the empty places in Father Tim's heart do get filled. First with a gangly stray dog, later with a seemingly stray boy, and finally with the realization that he is stumbling into love with his independent and Christian-wise next-door neighbor. Much more than a gentle love story, this is a homespun tale about a town of endearing characters-- including a mysterious jewel thief--who are as quirky and popular as those of Mayberry, R.F.D. ...


Light from Heaven
Jan Karon
014305807X
Nov 2005
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
In the ninth novel in Karon's Mitford series, John McDonough is the perfect voice for 60-something Father Timothy Kavanaugh as he revives Holy Trinity, a church closed for four centuries. McDonough reads with a warmth and patience befitting the aging vicar. He also brings color to the sea of rural characters, maintaining a clear personality for each of the parishioners and townsfolk. McDonough exudes the gentleness and slow pace of rural life and is a perfect match for Karon's peaceful though predictable prose. Fans of Karon's work will welcome this next trip to Mitford and the surrounding area, and McDonough ensures that the trip is properly narrated. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


Out to Canaan (The Mitford Years)
Jan Karon
067087485X
May 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Mix one part All Creatures Great and Small with two parts Lake Wobegon, sprinkle a little Anne of Green Gables and get: Mitford, the pinnacle of provincial life, where homespun wisdom, guarded tradition, and principled faith are the precepts of good living. Jan Karon, purveyor of so-called "gentle fiction," continues the series that began with At Home in Mitford, in Out to Canaan. The patriarch of the tightly bound community of Mitford, North Carolina, is Father Timothy Kavanaugh, a.k.a. legal counsel, psychologist, foster parent, headhunter, husband, political analyst, and rector of his congregation. He is always there to lend a helping hand, a kind word or bit of advice, which believe it or not, makes for an incredibly busy schedule in this quiet, country town.

Longtime mayor Esther Cunningham, revered for...



A New Song
Jan Karon
0140270590
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
As if being a priest in this day and age isn't difficult enough, try shepherding two parishes, located hundreds of miles apart, at the same time. A predicament of biblical proportions indeed, but one the indomitable Father Tim Kavanaugh and his cheerful wife, Cynthia, can handle, with a little help from the Lord--not to mention their friends--in Jan Karon's A New Song, the fifth installment in her much-loved Mitford series. When asked to act as interim minister for a tiny island parish in North Carolina's Outer Banks, the recently retired Father heeds the call, all the while trusting in a divine master plan: "He had prayed that God would send him wherever He pleased, and when his bishop presented the idea of Whitecap, he knew it wasn't his bishop's bright idea at all, but God's."

From the more routine duties of settling...



At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon
0670882259
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Father Tim, a cherished small-town rector, is the steadfast soldier in this beloved slice of life story set in an American village where the grass is still green, the pickets are still white, and the air still smells sweet. The rector's forthright secretary, Emma Garret, worries about her employer, as she sees past his Christian cheerfulness into his aching loneliness. Slowly but surely, the empty places in Father Tim's heart do get filled. First with a gangly stray dog, later with a seemingly stray boy, and finally with the realization that he is stumbling into love with his independent and Christian-wise next-door neighbor. Much more than a gentle love story, this is a homespun tale about a town of endearing characters-- including a mysterious jewel thief--who are as quirky and popular as those of Mayberry, R.F.D. ...


An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church: A User-Friendly Reference for Episcopalians
Donald S. Armentrout (Editor), Robert Boak Slocum (Editor)
0898692113


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Light from Heaven
Jan Karon
0670034630
November 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
In the ninth novel in Karon's Mitford series, John McDonough is the perfect voice for 60-something Father Timothy Kavanaugh as he revives Holy Trinity, a church closed for four centuries. McDonough reads with a warmth and patience befitting the aging vicar. He also brings color to the sea of rural characters, maintaining a clear personality for each of the parishioners and townsfolk. McDonough exudes the gentleness and slow pace of rural life and is a perfect match for Karon's peaceful though predictable prose. Fans of Karon's work will welcome this next trip to Mitford and the surrounding area, and McDonough ensures that the trip is properly narrated. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


A Light in the Window
Jan Karon
0670882267
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
A Light in the Window is the second installment in this enormously popular series about a small-town rector, Father Tim, and the heartwarming cast of characters surrounding him. This time Father Tim, a lifelong bachelor, finds his heart distracted by his free-spirited neighbor Cynthia, but his stomach and the rectory cash box are distracted by Edith, a wealthy widow who is wooing the rector with love potion casseroles. At every turn, including when a brooding Irish cousin decides to move in, Father Tim must decide whether he will practice what he preaches.

Fans of the series say they long to buy real estate in Mitford, just so they can live next door to these funny and endearing characters and feel the embrace of such a loving community. But what author Jan Karon probably knows, and many readers are starting to figure...



The Mitford Snowmen
Jan Karon, Jan Karon
0670030198
October 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Karon draws readers into a cozy Mitford short story centered around the town's familiar and beloved eccentrics. The plot is as fluffy as the snow falling outside the Main Street Grill, but this hardly matters; readers will find what they are looking for in the warmth of Mitford's imaginary setting. (Where else but Mitford could an entire town spontaneously stop its workday activities for an impromptu snowman-building contest?) Karon's trademark humor is much in evidence here, though the usual themes of personal faith are surprisingly absent; since this is a Christmas story, that lacuna is a bit disappointing. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
It's Christmastime in Mitford, and everyone's favorite characters are filled with holiday spirit....


101 Reasons to be Episcopalian
Louie Crew
0819219258
April 2003
Paperback
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Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak (Oxford in Asia Hardback Reprints)
Harriette McDougall, et al
019588583X


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Book Description
In 1848, Reverend Francis McDougall and his wife Harriette from England arrived in Sarawak, invited by the Rajah, Sir James Brooke, to be missionaries. First published in 1882, Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak was based on Harriette McDougall's journal, which she had kept during her twenty
years in Kuching, and on her letters home. In the book, Harriette is a participant in events which are the stuff of history--whether the Chinese Insurrection or the plotting of the Malays or the presence of pirates which infested the Seas from Singapore to China--and although her views may differ
from ours, she emerges from these pages as a perceptive and intelligent woman, deeply involved in everything around her, and affectionately devoted to the people whom she believed she had been called by God to serve. Her various...


In This Mountain
Jan Karon
0670031046
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return from Whitecap Island to "the little town with the big heart" in Jan Karon's seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford series, In This Mountain. Retirement holds challenges Father Tim hasn't anticipated, and even as Cynthia's career as a children's book author and illustrator brings her new accolades, he finds himself dogged by health troubles and dissatisfaction with the way his life is turning out. However, the beloved villagers of Mitford are on hand to offer support and humor through every crisis, and a few new characters are introduced to keep interest in the series fresh. Throughout the tale, Karon folds in themes of grace and forgiveness, and offers hope for even the most difficult situations. Fans will be delighted to find that this installment of the series is full of...


Light from Heaven
Jan Karon
0143057928
October 2005
Compact Disc
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From AudioFile
In the ninth novel in Karon's Mitford series, John McDonough is the perfect voice for 60-something Father Timothy Kavanaugh as he revives Holy Trinity, a church closed for four centuries. McDonough reads with a warmth and patience befitting the aging vicar. He also brings color to the sea of rural characters, maintaining a clear personality for each of the parishioners and townsfolk. McDonough exudes the gentleness and slow pace of rural life and is a perfect match for Karon's peaceful though predictable prose. Fans of Karon's work will welcome this next trip to Mitford and the surrounding area, and McDonough ensures that the trip is properly narrated. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
Read by...


Out to Canaan
Jan Karon
0143035061
Aug 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
Mix one part All Creatures Great and Small with two parts Lake Wobegon, sprinkle a little Anne of Green Gables and get: Mitford, the pinnacle of provincial life, where homespun wisdom, guarded tradition, and principled faith are the precepts of good living. Jan Karon, purveyor of so-called "gentle fiction," continues the series that began with At Home in Mitford, in Out to Canaan. The patriarch of the tightly bound community of Mitford, North Carolina, is Father Timothy Kavanaugh, a.k.a. legal counsel, psychologist, foster parent, headhunter, husband, political analyst, and rector of his congregation. He is always there to lend a helping hand, a kind word or bit of advice, which believe it or not, makes for an incredibly busy schedule in this quiet, country town.

Longtime mayor Esther Cunningham, revered for...


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