Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of nine Mitford novels featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karon's Mitford books includeAt Home in Mitford; A Light in the Window; These High, Green Hills;Out to Canaan; A New Song; A Common Life: The Wedding Story;In This Mountain; Shepherd's Abiding; and Light from Heaven. Her latest series, the “Father Tim Novels,” includesHome to Holly Springs and In the Company of Others, set in Ireland. There are over forty million Mitford and Father Tim novels, children’s books, and CDs in print.
The first novel in Jan Karon’s bestselling and beloved Mitford series--now available in a new 20th Anniversary Edition, including an introductory letter by the author
It's easy to feel at home in Mitford, North Carolina. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are friendly. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.