In this Mountain

Viking, 2002 - 382 páginas
In This Mountain finds Father Tim and Cynthia again living in Mitford, following their stint on Whitecap Island. In the little town that's become America's favorite home-away-from-home, life hums along. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet. Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners. Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Grill. Uncle Billy feels new pressure to produce a sure-fire joke and the Man in the Attic returns to Mitford as the town holds its breath to see what happens. Alhough Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. His wife wins awards, receives bouquets, and gets invited to tour the country. While he stares at a blank page in a proposed book of essays, and fills an occasional pulpit. When he decides to take on a unique and difficult ministry, he feels newly energized. He even begins to think he likes change, until an unexpected event propels him on a painful journey that shakes his faith, his marriage, and the whole town of Mitford. Once again, Jan Karon proves she's "a writer who reflects contemporary culture more fully than almost any living novelist" (Los Angeles Times). As always, she transports us with characters who step off the page and into our hearts, and cheers us with her great sense of fun and magnificent storytelling. So, come home to Mitford. And treat yourself to a rare event in this world: complete satisfaction. -

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Crítica de los usuarios  - judyg54 - LibraryThing

The more I read of this town of Mitford, the more this town grows on me and the people in it, as do Father Tim and his wife Cynthia. Folks pass away and children grow up. You weep with those who weep ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - SarahGraceGrzy - LibraryThing

Such an amazing book! One of come back to again and again to read! Jan Karon hits a homerun once again! Leer comentario completo


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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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