Item description for The Mitford Years: At Home in Mitford / A Light in the Window / These High, Green Hills / Out to Canaan / A New Song (5 Volume Set) by Jan Karon...
Outline ReviewWelcome to Mitford, North Carolina, the small mountain town at the center of Jan Karon's bestselling novels about rector Father Tim and the heartwarming cast of characters surrounding him. This boxed set includes paperback editions of the first four books in the series: At Home in Mitford, A Light in the Window, These High, Green Hills, and Out to Canaan.
Product Description Readers everywhere have discovered Mitford is good for the soul. Peopled with a lovable cast of characters, Mitford has become one of the most beloved small towns in recent literature.
Containing five bestselling novels:
At Home in Mitford A Light in the Window These High, Green Hills Out to Canaan A New Song
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Studio: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.97" Width: 5.2" Height: 4.06" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2001
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN 0147715962 ISBN13 9780147715968
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 The Mitford Years: At Home in Mitford / A Light in the Window / These High, Green Hills / Out to Canaan / A New Song (5 Volume Set)?
Incredible and refreshing read Jun 15, 2008
I have read the entire Mitford series in less than one month. The series is an incredible and a refreshing read. With so much negative, brutality, and corruption in today's world, it was a wonderful experience to drop into a town where good is good and wrong is wrong. It's a clean, heartwarming read. I highly recommend these books if you want to be reminded of the good in the world and improve your positive outlook.
Mitford Series Mar 8, 2008
Very enjoyable. Easy reading,characters are warm and quirky. Couldn't wait to read the next book. Wonderful reading with a hot choclate on a cold winter night for that warm cozy feeling.
At Home in Mitford Mar 2, 2008
Once you begin reading it's hard to put down. I found myself reading into the night and not realizing it was 2:00 a.m. Once I finished this book I immediately began the second book, A Light in the Window. Excellent reading.
Easy reading that you can get lost in Feb 28, 2008
The first book in a series with interesting characters, in a great town. Not a labor to read; great for escape; heartwarming. I've read each book two or three times!
Gentle Peaceful Reading Dec 7, 2007
I thank God the day my friend introduced me to the Jan karon series about Mitford. The whole set is an experience in faith, humility, strength. I was prepared not to like it, and so thankful I became a part of Father Tim and his world in Mitford, and beyond. It takes you back to the basics of life, and what is truly important. God, our faith and trust in Him, and the value of the prayer that never fails "thy will be done"