The newest volume in the beloved Mitford series offers up delicious literary comfort food, as Jan Karon further explores the lives of the endearing and eccentric residents of Mitford, North Carolina, the little town with the big heart. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is ...
The newest volume in the beloved Mitford series offers up delicious literary comfort food, as Jan Karon further explores the lives of the endearing and eccentric residents of Mitford, North Carolina, the little town with the big heart. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Illustrations.
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Very good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Green Earth Books is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
Very good. Signed by previous owner. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 342 p. Contains: Illustrations. Mitford Years, 4. Audience: General/trade. ; clean tight pages, no bent corners; a bit of yellowing
Very good. Previous owner's name written on flyleaf page. 353 p. Fourth novel in the Mitford Series. Includes A Penguin Readers Guide: The Mitford Years Series, About Jan Karon, A Conversation with Jan Karon, and Questions for Discussion.
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FATHER TIM IS GETTING READY TO RETIRE. HE IS CONTEMPLATING WHAT GOING "OUT TO CANAAN" WILL MEAN TO HE AND CYNTHIA, HIS BRIDE OF 2 YEARS, TO DOOLEY, BARNABAS AND PUNEY! ALL OF THE MITFORD CHARACTERS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT HIS RETIREMENT AND NOT ALL ARE HAPPY!
JAN KARON MAKES MITFORD AND IT'S RESIDENTS COME ALIVE. JOHN MCDONOUGH IS AMAZING AS THE NARRATOR. CHARACTERS ARE RECOGNIZABLE JUST BY LISTENING TO THE VOICES AND DIALECT HE GIVES EACH ONE.
THIS IS A GREAT READ BUT A BETTER "LISTEN"!
Jan 19, 2008
The Mitford Series
This whole series is about everyday happenings in Mitford centered around the village Priest. It is good reading with no violence or bad language. Very suitable for any age group of readers. I enjoyed the first volume so much that i have now purchased the whole series.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-04-14 In this fourth book of the Mitford Years series (following At Home with Mitford, A Light in the Window and These High, Green Hills), Karon continues to develop her Heartland of America town. The plot deals with the mayoral race between long-time incumbent Esther Cunningham and newcomer Mack Stroupe. As the two race neck-and-neck for the finish line, the microcosmic Mitford world teems with the small triumphs and crises of Southern rural life. Father Timothy Kavanagh, rector of the Chapel of Our Lord and Savior, his wife, Cynthia, and their young charge, Dooley Barlowe, balance a family life that includes his impending retirement, her Primrose Tea and Dooley's budding interest in the opposite sex. In this church-going community, these and similar concerns share equal billing in civic gossip, centering on Stroupe's plans for development and the ads the locals take out in the town paper in support of Cunningham. But greater than the political reality in Mitford is the Canaan referred to in the titleæThe Promised Land. With a belief in God's Providence and a sly sense of humor (one character notes that now Abraham's 600-mile trip to Canaan would require four visas), Mitford navigates by a sort of pre-Enlightenment historical compass. Significantly, from the novel's introductory chit-chat about flowers frozen in a cold snap to the announcement of the mayoral tie at the end, old Miss Rose Watson mishears everything that's saidæbut, in Mitford, does the temporal world really matter? Using an off-handed solution that would shock serious devotees of American politics, the Mitfordites break the electoral stalemate, then turn with relief to their alternate reality of such effortless natural cohesion that, in retrospect, politics seems a mere afterthought, grist for the insatiable rumor mill. Though she makes no attempt to suggest the full scope of the human condition, Karon's devoted readers will undoubtedly adore another upbeat visit to her idealized and endearing corner of America.(May)
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