Item description for Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Years V6) by Jan Karon...
Overview The creator of the Mitford stories goes back through time to relate the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh to Cynthia Coppersmith.
Publishers Description The sixth novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of "At Home in Mitford" and "Somebody Safe with Somebody Good" Laughter and wedding bells ring as Jan Karon takes her millions of fans back in time to the most cherished event in Mitford
Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Here at last is "A Common Life," and the long-awaited answers to these deeply probing questions: Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the wedding cake? And will Uncle Billy's prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception?
All the beloved Mitford characters will be there: Dooley Barlowe, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor; in short, everybody who's anybody in the little town with the big heart.
"A Common Life" is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversaries, and for a bride or groom to give to his or her beloved. In truth, it's perfect for anyone who believes in laughter, relies on hope, and celebrates love.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.74" Width: 5.03" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2002
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Mitford Years
Series Number 6
ISBN 0142000345 ISBN13 9780142000342 UPC 051488013006
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Years V6)?
Sweet... Jan 29, 2007
This mundane novel is something that would appeal to my grandmother..simple, quaint, well written. It is a geat book for a young girl, but for an adult reader it lacks the ability to hold one's interest. Perfectly harmless, but it makes for a dull read--a filler type story for when you simply want to pass the time...
A Common Life: The Wedding Story Aug 30, 2006
Another in the wonderful Mitford series - I have enjoyed each up-lifting book! The characters become like family and neighbors; you laugh and cry with each one; and as soon as you finish one book you can hardly wait to read the next.
Another great one by Jan Karon! May 11, 2006
While this book was shorter... it was nevertheless a great story! It is well worth the money and time!
Mitford is the kind of place that we would all love to live.... a slpeey little town in the mountains where you know your neighbors. I recommend buying this book... and curling up in your favorite chair with a warm blanket and cup of hot chocolate! Turn the phones off and slip away... I guarentee that you won't want to come back!
A very common life . . . Feb 19, 2006
Disappointing for Ms. Karon's readership -- very mundane and you could skip this book entirely and not miss anything with the Mitford happenings. This is not worth the money!!
Not her best Jan 8, 2006
I have loved all the previous books in this series but was disappointed with this one. It didn't have much plot or story line other than "they get married". The other books had so much more depth, drama and character development. Any drama that might of been present was taken away by the fact that the book is out of place in the series. Anyone who read the earlier books already knows what happens in the marriage, in Dooley's life and the other story lines.