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At Home in Mitford: A Novel by [Karon, Jan]
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"Welcome home Mitford fans . . . to Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives--along with a vividly imagined world."

About the Author

Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of nine Mitford novels featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karon's Mitford books include At Home in Mitford; A Light in the Window; These High, Green Hills; Out to Canaan; A New Song; A Common Life The Wedding Story; In This Mountain; Shepherd's Abiding; and Light from Heaven. Her latest series, the "Father Tim Novels," includes Home to Holly Springs and In the Company of Others, set in Ireland. There are over forty million Mitford and Father Tim novels, children's books, and CDs in print.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2841 KB
  • Print Length: 562 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (29 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0018MS1Y6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
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Gentle storytelling.
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I found myself smiling, frowning, laughing (outloud), hoping,chringing and praying along with the characters in this story. I originally come from a very small town in the midwest and I felt like I was reading a journal that had happened within the confines on my own childhood. What a wonderful book to curl up with. Let the characters of Mitford invite you to go through their every day lives and laugh and cry with their joys and heartaches. I Loved this book so much I have sent it as gifts to all my friends and since we have continued to read all of the Mitford books. I find myself searching to see when the next one may come out. It's like waiting for a letter from someone you love. You just can't wait to see what has been going on in their lives. This and the others are a "MUST" read.
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I bought this book when I was on a break in New York. I wanted something that was quite typically 'small town America' and got just what I wanted.
At Home in Mitford follows the story of Father Tim, a rector in Carolina, as he just bumbles through day to day life. It's all very harmless, quite sweet (I'm sure some people would say possible a bit twee.) Although Father Tim is the central focus, I didn't find the book overpoweringly religious (luckily)
Nice use of humour, so even when things go a bit wrong there's some nice light relief.
I really enjoyed this book, in fact more than I enjoyed the second one in the series. If this is your 'bag' then I'd definitely give it a go!
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Jan Karon always writes with great care, resulting in effortlessly readable prose which moves the reader as if it were poetry. Postmodern cynics will probably not enjoy this, as there is very little action and the values the book holds are old-fashioned. Nevertheless, there is a gripping story and the characters are utterly engaging. This is small town America, treated with love, respect, humour, a dash of sentiment and a good dose of realism. The central character is Father Tim, the ageing, warm, and apparently ineffectual rector of Lord's Chapel. His simple daily faith is practical and courageous, carrying him through all his encounters. Yet the reader never feels that Karon is pushing religion at one. Did I say nothing much happens? Well, perhaps. Nothing big happens, as the wide world would see things, but the little adventures, and the bigger ones, are awfully important to my well-loved friends who inhabit these pages. There are discoveries, relationships of all kinds, romance, heartbreak and joy. If you are willing to have your heart touched, Jan Karon will enrich your life. Just as there is more to Father Tim than meets the eye, there is much, much more to this book, and this series than first appears. I have read and reread the whole series at least five times so far, and have no plans to stop doing so!

This review applies to this book and to the series. I also heartily recommend the first three-book box set linked here:
The Mitford Years: At Home in Mitford/A Light in the Window/These High Green Hills, Out to Canaan (Mitford Years Series , So3)
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Someone gave me this, and I didn't know what to expect.
7 books later (and I've just completed the series) it's almost become part of life to read a bit every night.
Yes, it's fiction, but so much of it rings through.
And it's not saccharine sweet - there's a lot of funny, awful, gritty real-life stuff in here.
Now the whole series is on my shelves and I'm very grateful to the lady who gave us the first book and said "try this - I think you might like it".
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Oh, what a lovely book this is. It’s the best type of ‘village’ novel, with the most delightful characters. Father Tim, a 60-year-old Episcopal priest in a small village in the South of America is tired, overwhelmed, and attracted to his new neighbour. In addition he is followed by a large and over-friendly dog, and takes in an unwanted 11-year-old boy. He mixes with friends, and tries to find out where his life is going.

No great excitement, but lots of moving and memorable moments. The Southern dialect is a little difficult to understand at first, but I soon got used to it. It’s the first in a series of nine books about the village of Mitford, and just as enjoyable on my second reading as it was the first time I read it, six years previously.
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By A Customer on 4 July 2000
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This is such a fantastic and irresistable read. Dare to be seduced by small-town America and fall in love with Karon's extremely lovable characters. I caught myself audibly laughing at her descriptions and the personalities she gives her characters. On the other end, I scrambled for a tissue after becoming quite tearful while reading through a very touching medical situation in the middle of the book while I was on an airplane--I don't think I've ever done that before! All praise to Jan Karon for her inviting style of writing and heart-warming characterizations. I can't wait to get the next one--A Light in the Window.
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I enjoyed this very much although before I started reading it I was under the impression that Father Tim was a Catholic priest and it might be an America version of Father Brown. He wasn't. Even so I escaped into a different world having read few books set in America by American authors. Being a great Miss Read fan, I found reading about an American village refreshing. I have since read a couple more books by different American authors in an attempt to get a different view of the USA than that projected in films and on TV. .
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