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Karon, Jan 1937-

Overview
Works: 219 works in 1,485 publications in 9 languages and 110,441 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Christmas stories  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction, American  Christian fiction, American  Drama  Radio programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3561.A678, 813.54
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At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Book )

97 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,331 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
These high, green hills by Jan Karon( Book )

72 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,334 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 )

64 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature
A new song by Jan Karon( Book )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired Episcopal rector accepts an interim post on an island off the coast of North Carolina, where new challenges and adventures await him and his wife
A common life : the wedding story by Jan Karon( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,869 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
In this mountain by Jan Karon( Book )

47 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,859 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 )

63 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,791 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 )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,645 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 )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,186 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 )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,592 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 )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,983 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"--Provided by publisher
At home in Mitford by Jan Karon( Recording )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,187 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,186 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
In the company of others by Jan Karon( Recording )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,173 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
The Mitford snowmen : a Christmas story by Jan Karon( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,171 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
Come rain or come shine by Jan Karon( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,118 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?
In this mountain by Jan Karon( Recording )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,077 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( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Mitford is in an uproar over the upcoming wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coopersmith
 
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At home in Mitford
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 (709)

Polish (14)

German (11)

Czech (11)

Dutch (3)

Finnish (2)

Spanish (2)

Danish (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
These high, green hillsOut to CanaanA new songA common life : the wedding storyIn this mountainShepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas storyLight from heavenHome to Holly Springs : the Father Tim series