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Karon, Jan 1937-

Overview
Works: 304 works in 1,729 publications in 11 languages and 110,778 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Christmas stories  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction, American  Christian fiction, American  Quotations  Romance fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3561.A678, 813.54
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At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Book )

79 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,420 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 )

68 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,561 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 )

78 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 5,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitford rector Father Tim faces the new challenges of matrimony after he marries his vivacious Cynthia, from the trials and tribulations of the parish's new computer, to redecorating the rectory, to his dog's new sleeping arrangements
Out to Canaan by Jan Karon( Book )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,143 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 5,115 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 )

52 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,976 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
Shepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

65 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,859 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
A common life : the wedding story by Jan Karon( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,787 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
Light from heaven by Jan Karon( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,748 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 )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 4,040 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 )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 3,869 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
Come rain or come shine by Jan Karon( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 3,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dooley Kavanagh was first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple. So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun. An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis. And once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends. Piece of cake, right?
Somewhere safe with somebody good by Jan Karon( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,212 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"--
To be where you are by Jan Karon( Book )

24 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one--but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins?
At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Recording )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,401 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
The Mitford snowmen : a Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

20 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,133 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
Esther's gift : a Mitford Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
In the company of others by Jan Karon( Recording )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,081 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
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon( Recording )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,073 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
Light from Heaven by Jan Karon( Recording )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,011 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
 
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At home in Mitford
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A light in the windowThese high, green hillsOut to CanaanA new songIn this mountainShepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas storyA common life : the wedding storyLight from heaven
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 (798)

German (13)

Polish (11)

Czech (10)

Dutch (7)

Finnish (3)

Portuguese (3)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Danish (1)

Korean (1)