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Karon, Jan 1937-

Overview
Works: 177 works in 1,251 publications in 6 languages and 106,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction, American  Christian fiction, American  Religious fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Radio programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.A678, 813.54
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At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Book )

73 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in English and held by 6,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the mysteries and miracles of everyday life introduces the small North Carolina town of Mitford and its colorful inhabitants, including Tim, a bachelor rector, who is falling in love with his neighbor
A light in the window by Jan Karon( Book )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 5,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gentle tradition of James Herriot, Bailey White, Ferrol Sams, and Garrison Keillor, Karon continues the fresh and beautifully written story of a small mountain town in the South. The village rector, Father Tim, can no longer deny his feeling for his neighbor. But what about the wealthy widow who has been wooing him with casseroles? It's clear that Father Tim is in need of divine intervention
These high, green hills by Jan Karon( Book )

67 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a small Southeastern mountain town, centered on its colorful Episcopal minister. He is Timothy Kavanagh, 63, a lifetime bachelor who finally takes the plunge and gets married to his vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. By the author of A Light in the Window
Out to Canaan by Jan Karon( Book )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 5,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a small town in the heartland of America. A brash new mayoral candidate is calling for development, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing, Father Tim, the Episcopalian rector and his vivacious wife are pondering retirement and someone is wheeling and dealing to turn Mitford's finest house into a spa. By the author of At Home in Mitford
A new song by Jan Karon( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired Episcopal rector accepts an interim post on an island off North Carolina. The novel describes the way he and his wife minister to the needs of the parishioners and their low-key social life. By the author of Out to Canaan
In this mountain by Jan Karon( Book )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restless with his retirement, Father Tim, accompanied by Cynthia, gears up for a year-long ministry across the state line, but a series of events sends shock waves throughout the town of Mitford and through Father Tim's faith
A common life : the wedding story by Jan Karon( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 4,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creator of the Mitford stories goes back through time to relate the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh to Cynthia Coppersmith
Shepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having pursued intellectual matters all of his life, Father Tim discovers the joys of working with his hands when he discovers a worn-out nativity scene and begins to restore it
Light from heaven by Jan Karon( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A final volume in the Mitford Years series finds Father Tim contemplating the revival of a remote mountaintop church, a challenge he hopes will be his ultimate calling, but fears will be an impossible task
Home to Holly Springs : the Father Tim series by Jan Karon( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-eight years have passed since Father Tim Kavanagh left his Mississippi hometown, determined not to return. Then he receives a handwritten note postmarked Holly Springs. Cryptic and unsigned, it says only Come home.--Dust Jacket
In the company of others : a Father Tim novel by Jan Karon( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 3,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry. The charm of their lakeside B & B is broken when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already-injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family
Somewhere safe with somebody good by Jan Karon( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he - and his beloved friends and family - face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives"--
At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Recording )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town minister makes his presence known to his new community by revitalizing their normal routines and finds inner fulfillment for himself along the way
Light from Heaven by Jan Karon( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deftly portraying life in a small mountain town, focusing on family, faith and the simpler things in life, Light From Heaven closes Karon's Mitford Series. The plot focuses foremost on Father Tim and his quest to revive an abandoned, mountaintop church, yet also tells the stories of the towns citizens. Through their trials, tribulations and successes, the citizens of this small town blossom due to their perseverance and faith in God
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lured by a mysterious note, recently retired Father Tim heads for his boyhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi. But as memories flood his mind, he soon encounters a life-altering truth and receives a gift that could cost him everything
Esther's gift : a Mitford Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Esther's Gift, Esther Bolick is filled with the holiday spirit as she prepares to bake the annual batch of her famous-and utterly scrumptious-orange marmalade cake
The Mitford snowmen : a Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
In the company of others by Jan Karon( Recording )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family
In this mountain by Jan Karon( Recording )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. When he decides to take on a difficult ministry, he begins to think he likes change -- until an unexpected event propels him on a journey that shakes his faith, his marriage, and the whole town of Mitford
A common life : the wedding story by Jan Karon( Recording )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-something Father Ti always thought he would remain single. But when Cynthia begins attending his parish, he loses his heart. Afraid to step forward, but terrified of wasting another moment, he pours out his feelings. As the parishoners and townsfolk learn of the impending wedding, they wonder: will marriage change Father Tim?
 
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Out to Canaan
Alternative Names
Freeland, Janice, 1937-

Jan Karon American novelist, children's writer, non-fiction writer

Jan Karon Amerikaans schrijfster

Jan Karon Novelist, children's writer, non-fiction writer

Orth, Jan, 1937-

Wilson, Janice Meredith 1937-

캐런, 잰 1937-

캐론, 잰 1937-

カロン, ジャン

Languages
English (684)

Polish (13)

Czech (10)

German (5)

Finnish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
A light in the windowThese high, green hillsOut to CanaanA new songIn this mountainA common life : the wedding storyShepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas storyLight from heaven