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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.12 X 0.5 (inches)
Laughter and wedding bells ring as Jan Karon takes her millions of fans back in time to the most cherished event in Mitford!
Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Here at last is A Common Life, and the long-awaited answers to these deeply probing questions: Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the wedding cake? And will Uncle Billy's prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception?
All the beloved Mitford characters will be there: Dooley Barlowe, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor; in short, everybody who's anybody in the little town with the big heart.
A Common Life is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversaries, and for a bride or groom to give to his or her beloved. In truth, it's perfect for anyone who believes in laughter, relies on hope, and celebrates love.
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."
JodieAlbuquerque, NMAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I enjoyed this book in particularDecember 27, 2011JodieAlbuquerque, NMAge: Over 65Gender: femaleI enjoyed all the books I ordered and hope to order more
in the near future. Happy New Year, you do good work.
Jeanette Jiggetts5 Stars Out Of 5September 8, 2010Jeanette JiggettsI am almost finished reading this book. So far it is very interesting and delightful.
myrtiaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 16, 2008myrtiaGender: femalethe wedding story has all the ingredients of the other mitford books, plus a wonderful wedding. i loved this edition too it was really special. i also liked the fact that the actual wedding day of father tim was full of surprises and tender moments.