Item description for In This Mountain (The Mitford Years, Book 7) by Jan Karon...
Overview Jan Karon's series of Mitford novels has touched, enchanted, and amused millions of readers-and left us longing for more. With this seventh book in the bestselling Mitford Years series, readers old and new will "fall in love with Mitford and desire never to emerge" (Rocky Mountain News). In This Mountain finds Father Tim and Cynthia again living in Mitford, following their stint on Whitecap Island a few years ago. 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 Fanny 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 pressure to produce a surefire joke, and the Man in the Attic returns to Mitford as the town holds its breath to see what happens. Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. His wife wins awards, receives bouquets, gets invited to tour the country. What's he doing? Staring at a blank page in a proposed book of essays, waging a losing battle against moles, and filling an occasional pulpit. Thus, when he decides to take in 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. By the last page of In This Mountain, you may have become so absorbed you'll have missed the sound of the oven timer going off-again. So, come home to Mitford. And treat yourself to a rare commodity in this world: Complete satisfaction.
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Studio: Viking Adult
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 3.5" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2002
Publisher Viking Adult
Series Mitford Years
Series Number 7
ISBN 0670031046 ISBN13 9780670031047 UPC 051488025955
Availability 0 units.
More About Jan Karon
Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina. Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She penned her first novel when she was just 10 years old, the same year she won a shirt-story contest organized by the local highschool.
Karon married as a teenager and hand a daughter, Candace. At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C. advertising agency. She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent. Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco. In time, she became a creative vice president at the high-profile McKinney & Silver, in Raleigh. Wile there she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year's best print campaign.
During her hears in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author. At the age of 50 she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream. After struggling - and failing - to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street. She grew curious about him, and started writing. Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, the The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result. "It certainly worked for Mr. Dickens", says Karon.
The Father Tim stories became Karon's first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford. The book has since been nominated three times for an ABBY (American Booksellers Book Of the Year Award), which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers. The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000. A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd's Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards. Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list, subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the #1 spot.
Karon says her character-driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own.
Jan Karon currently resides in Blowing Rock, in the state of North Carolina. Jan Karon was born in 1937.
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Reviews - What do customers think about In This Mountain (The Mitford Years, Book 7)?
Mitford Series - In This Mountain Mar 25, 2008
Jan Karon does a great job with this whole series - haven't found a book yet I didn't enjoy!
Take Heart, God walks with you through Depression! Mar 10, 2008
As a pastor I enjoy reading the Mitford series. I can relate to lots of the things that Father Tim deals with. This book spoke directly to my heart. Retirement is not something that Pastors look forward to, at least not the ones I know. A good pastor / missionary / evangelist never retires from doing the Lord's work.
But what caught me here was the fact that even Pastor's can struggle with some discouragment and depression. I have struggled for the last two years with some depression after being moved from one position to another. It has been difficult. Sometimes I wondered where God was.
I like Father Timothy kept opening my Bible looking for the right verse that would speak to my heart. So, as I read this book I totally related.
I would hope that as you read it you will come to understand that Pastors are just as human as everyone else. We deal with the same issues that laypeople deal with.
God is there and is walking with us through every part of our lives. You just might not see him clearly right now. But hold on tight, He is there and He loves you and will help you find the other side of depression and bring you Joy in the morning.
Thank you Jan for writing a truly heart felt book.
As expected Sep 24, 2007
This is a great "next chapter" to the series. If you've read the others you'll love this too.
Uplifting Aug 31, 2007
I have read all of the Mitford Years books, and have found this one just as entertaining and uplifting as all the rest. It is spiritual without being "preachy", with a strength and gentleness that renews ones faith in her fellow man.
In This Mountain Audio CD Jul 22, 2007
I obviously didn't read the product info well enough - this is an ABRIDGED audio book, which I don't enjoy; I like to hear every word the author wrote, and feel frustrated when the action doesn't flow smoothly as originally written, but hops and skips all over the place.