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The Mitford Years: At Home in Mitford, A Light in the Window, These High, Green Hills, Out to Canaan, A New Song, and A Common Life

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The first six novels 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...

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Overview

The first six novels 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.

This boxed set includes:

At Home in Mitford

A Light in the Window

These High, Green Hills

Out to Canaan

A New Song

A Common Life: The Wedding Story

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780147717795
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 9/24/2002
  • Series: Mitford Series
  • Edition description: Boxed Set, Volumes 1-6
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 225,535
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 4.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Karon

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."

Biography

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."

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Janice Meredith Wilson
    2. Hometown:
      Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      Lenoir, North Carolina

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  • Posted April 27, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Take me home to Mitford it's reunion time.

    These stories are the most uplifting, touching, heartwarming, human and realistic tales in which to involve yourself. Jan Karon is a very gifted author whose characters leap off the pages or perhaps the reader leaps into the stories. Get to know Father Tim, Cynthia, Uncle Billy and all the townfolk in Mitford. You will fall in love with the people, the town, the events and want the recipe for the Orange Marmalade Cake that nearly puts Father Tim in a diabetic coma. You will be alternately bowled over by Father Tim's big Buick of a black dog and teased by Cynthia's sugar and spice and all things nice kitty.

    While Father Tim is an Anglican priest with his work woven throughout the stories, the tales are not overwhelmingly religious. There are literary quotes throughout which give the reader opportunity to ponder, if so inclined, but pondering is not required. There is something here for everyone romance and love, but nothing tawdry or "x" rated. Lots of feel good moments are offered from Tim's taking in a kid who needs help, caring for the dog which adopts him by nearly knocking him over, visits to the barber shop, the mens store, the grocery, the back booth in the cafe, what to do about the criminal in the church attic, and Tim's own senior citizen-late in life finding his soul mate.

    Do yourself a favor. Read the first book in the series ... it won't be long before you're a Jan Karon and Mitford devotee. You'll be hooked like the rest of us and encouraging all your friends to find the joy, the happiness, the promise At Home in Mitford.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    Usually don't read anything but biographical or auto-biographical. This was a welcome change. Heartwarming and sentimental.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2006

    Mitford Friends

    One of the best series I have ever read. Father Tim and his folks at Mitford are truly believeable people we have all known.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    Charming and Fun

    These books were shared from a co-worker.They captured me at once and transported me to a place we would all like to live. I can't wait for the continuing series. Fresh, easy read,with loveable characters, and safe for the whole family. The main characters will refresh your faith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2003

    5 stars and more for Mitford

    My mother got me started listening to the Mitford Books. As someone who is legelly blind I pictunre things in my mind. Tere books have done more than that. When I listen to the books I can hear the voices of the charters. Keep them coing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    REFRESHING

    I AM CURRENTYLY FINISHING BOOK 4. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO READ THEM ALL. REFRESHING IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE THESE BOOKS. THEY GIVE ME WARM FUZZIES AND A WONDERFUL FEELING OF CONTENTMENT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    Simply a must!

    Rich with characters and details. Like taking the first breath of Spring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    A wounderful Story

    At Home in Mitford was wounderful. A delightful story that keeps you reading. I am currently reading A Light in the Window. I could only dream of having the simple small town life of Mitford.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2002

    Laying it on thick

    Not bad - but far from great. File under inspiration for the hopeless.

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