These High, Green Hills

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Penguin, 1. apr 1997 - 384 pages
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon on a trip to Mitford—a southern village of local characters so heartwarming and hilarious you'll wish you lived right next door.

At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of course, they must face love's challenges: new sleeping arrangements for Father Tim's sofa-sized dog, Cynthia's urge to decorate the rectory Italian-villa-style, and the growing pains of the thrown-away boy who's become like a son to the rector. Add a life-changing camping trip, the arrival of the town's first policewoman, and a new computer that requires the patience of a saint, and you know you're in for another engrossing visit to Mitford—the little town that readers everywhere love to call home.

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Kasutaja arvustus  - NadineC.Keels - LibraryThing

Timothy Kavanaugh, Father Tim, is a newlywed, and he's in for plenty more newness besides. His bride is all ready to redo his kitchen walls that have been the same since... The boy Timothy loves as ... Read full review

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Kasutaja arvustus  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

It took me a bit of time to re-acquaint myself with the town folk of Mitford as three years have past since my last visit to Mitford via A Light in the Window, Book 2 in Karon’s The Mitford Years ... Read full review

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Contents

Through the Hedge
1
Bread of Angels
16
Gathered In
33
Passing the Torch
49
A Close Call
63
Love Came Down
80
Flying High
96
Serious About Fun
116
Lace
179
Homecoming
194
The One for the Job
211
And Many More
225
Loving Back
239
Sing On
254
Every Trembling Heart
270
Starting Over
286

Locked Gates
133
The Cave
150
Darkness into Light
163
Send Me
302
These High Green Hills
320
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About the author (1997)

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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