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Jan Karon

Author of At Home in Mitford

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About the Author

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 show more 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) show less

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Works by Jan Karon

At Home in Mitford (1994) 5,729 copies, 108 reviews
A Light in the Window (1996) 3,989 copies, 35 reviews
These High, Green Hills (1995) 3,713 copies, 36 reviews
A New Song (1999) 3,541 copies, 28 reviews
Out to Canaan (1997) 3,435 copies, 34 reviews
In This Mountain (2002) 2,980 copies, 36 reviews
Shepherds Abiding (2003) 2,969 copies, 32 reviews
A Common Life (2001) 2,964 copies, 34 reviews
Light from Heaven (2005) 2,836 copies, 32 reviews
Home to Holly Springs (2007) 2,261 copies, 63 reviews
In the Company of Others (2010) 1,471 copies, 39 reviews
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (2014) 1,210 copies, 57 reviews
Come Rain or Come Shine (2015) 979 copies, 39 reviews
To Be Where You Are (2017) 688 copies, 21 reviews
The Mitford Snowmen: A Christmas Story (2001) 683 copies, 6 reviews
Esther's Gift: A Mitford Christmas Story (2002) 556 copies, 6 reviews
Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny (2000) 530 copies, 4 reviews
Miss Fannie's Hat (1998) 482 copies, 2 reviews
Violet Comes to Stay (2006) 269 copies, 1 review
The Mitford Years (Books 1-3) (1997) 139 copies, 1 review
Violet Goes to the Country (2007) 127 copies, 2 reviews
The Mitford Years (Books 1-6) (2002) 99 copies, 1 review
Jan Karon Story Hour (2005) 12 copies
At Home in Mitford (Radio Theatre) [Audio Book CD] (2003) — Author — 11 copies, 1 review
Ester's Gift 1 copy
The Mitford Years (Books 4-5, 7) — Author — 1 copy

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Esther plans a scrumptious cake to make for each of her friends but the cost is staggering and gives her pause.
salem.colorado | 5 other reviews | Jun 22, 2024 |
"Everyone's favorite characters are filled with holiday spirit. And when a swirling snowfall brings them to Main Street for a snowman-building contest, the spirit of competition comes alive as well."--Jacket.
salem.colorado | 5 other reviews | Jun 22, 2024 |
Unable to read - could not become involved/interested
JimandMary69 | 62 other reviews | Jun 18, 2024 |
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 | 20 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |



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