The Mitford Years: Out to Canaan, A New Song, and A Common Life

The Mitford Years: Out to Canaan, A New Song, and A Common Life

by Jan Karon
     
 


Volumes four through six in the bestselling Mitford series feature Father Tim Cavanaugh, his wife Cynthia, and all the characters that have made Mitford a very real place in the hearts of readers everywhere. There are 30 million copies of Jan Karon’s books in print.

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Volumes four through six in the bestselling Mitford series feature Father Tim Cavanaugh, his wife Cynthia, and all the characters that have made Mitford a very real place in the hearts of readers everywhere. There are 30 million copies of Jan Karon’s books in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780147717283
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Mitford Series
Edition description:
Boxed Set, Volumes 4-6
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.88(h) x 2.17(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Karon, born Janice Meredith Wilson in the foothills of North Carolina, was named after the title of a popular novel, Janice Meredith.

Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."

Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."

Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Date of Birth:
1937
Place of Birth:
Lenoir, North Carolina
Website:
http://www.mitfordbooks.com

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