In This Mountain: by Jan Karon
Author: Jan Karon
|The seventh novel in the beloved Mitford series|
In This Mountain finds Father Tim and Cynthia again living in Mitford, following their stint on Whitecap Island a couple of years ago. In the little town that's become America's favorite home-away-from-home, life hums along. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet. Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners. Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Grill. Uncle Billy feels new pressure to produce a sure-fire joke, and the Man in the Attic returns to Mitford as the town holds its breath to see what happens.
Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. His wife wins awards, receives bouquets, gets invited to tour the country. What's he doing? Staring at a blank page in a proposed book of essays, waging a losing battle against moles, and filling an occasional pulpit. Thus, when he decides to take on a unique and difficult ministry, he feels newly energized. He even begins to think he likes change#until an unexpected event propels him on a painful journey that shakes his faith, his marriage, and the whole town of Mitford.
Once again, Jan Karon proves she's "a writer who reflects contemporary culture more fully than almost any living novelist" (Los Angeles Times). As always, she transports us with characters who step off the page and into our hearts, and cheers us with her great sense of fun and magnificent storytelling.
Series: Mitford Years (Paperback), Mitford
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
Physical Info: 0.73" H x 7.82" L x 5.04" W (0.61 lbs) 400 pages
Carton Quantity: 52
Publisher: Penguin Books
US SRP: 16.95 US
Pub Date: April 29, 2003
- Fiction | General | General
- Fiction | Christian | General
-Christian fiction -City and town life
-Domestic fiction -Mitford (N.C.: Imaginary place)
- Theometrics | Evangelical
- Theometrics | Mainline
- Religious Orientation | Christian
OCLC Number: OCLC#52282777
Lexile Level: 790
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