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Out to Canaan (Mitford) [Kindle Edition]

Jan Karon
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Mix one part All Creatures Great and Small with two parts Lake Wobegon, sprinkle a little Anne of Green Gables and get: Mitford, the pinnacle of provincial life, where homespun wisdom, guarded tradition, and principled faith are the precepts of good living. Jan Karon, purveyor of so-called "gentle fiction," continues the series that began with At Home in Mitford, in Out to Canaan. The patriarch of the tightly bound community of Mitford, North Carolina, is Father Timothy Kavanaugh, a.k.a. legal counsel, psychologist, foster parent, headhunter, husband, political analyst, and rector of his congregation. He is always there to lend a helping hand, a kind word or bit of advice, which believe it or not, makes for an incredibly busy schedule in this quiet, country town.

Longtime mayor Esther Cunningham, revered for preserving the traditions of the town, finds a formidable foe in Mack Stroupe, a free-spending industrialist who stands for the two most reviled words in Mitford: change and development. If that isn't enough, a suspicious company called "Miami Development" wants to buy Sadie Baxter's home--a Mitford landmark--and turn it into a hoity-toity spa. Father Tim has his hands full again with Dooley, his foster child who is back from prep school for the summer. The good rector continues to doctor Dooley's troubled past by locating his siblings, Poohbaw and Jessie, and finding their alcoholic mother, Pauline, work. The plethora of intricately woven, cozy vignettes makes Out to Canaan a potpie of warm, country reading. --Rebekah Warren

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Ah, Mitford. The mere name inspires serenity among Karon's many fans. They will not be disappointed by this latest outing (LJ 5/1/97), but neither will they be made serene. Narrator John McDonough imbues Father Tim with a surprisingly contemporary gentleness that defines both his profession and personality. Unfortunately for the parish, Father Tim is retiring in 18 months. Also, a vitriolic battle for mayor is pitting neighbor against neighbor. With all the spleen being vented around town and Tim often caught in the middle, retirement is looking awfully attractive. McDonough's voices capture the spirit of community, rich with its inhabitants' foibles. McDonough holds teenagers Dooley and Lace true to themselves, full of spirit, idealism, and a touch of realism. Recommended for all fiction collections.?Jodi Israel, Norwood, Mass.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2065 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0140265686
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (April 1 1998)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OCXI12
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,468 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Out To Canaan July 16 2004
Format:Paperback
All of these books keep you going. At least they did me. You have to read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Series May 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book, like all the Mitford series, is predictable, but I don't mean that as a criticism, but to the point that good things happen to good people and sometimes we get to see Karma kick back in action. I do hope that Jan Karon keeps writing more of these books. They are as addictive as potato chips!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would give it six stars. Sept. 29 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is by far the most enjoyable book I've read in the Mitford series and the others were all five star in my opinion. Jan Karon has such a terrific sense of humor and this book shows it at its very best. I especially enjoyed getting to know Harley, Lace's friend from the Creek area. I almost fell off my chair laughing at some of his language, being from the South I have heard people speak just as he does but it was still hilarious to read it. There were so many other enjoyable storylines : the mayoral race between Esther Cunningham and Mack Stroupe, Andrew Gregory and his wonderful surprise, Buck Leeper's return to town and of course the ever-deepening relationship between Dooley and Fr.Tim. Overall a highly satisfying visit to the village of Mitford.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out to Canaan-A Story for Everyone July 3 2003
Format:Paperback
I got hooked on the Mitford series back to the very first book. The thing I like about Out to Canaan is how you get to see the people of this town grow. It's a story that I think that everyone can relate to. I read this story and I could think of anyone in a small town in America just like the people of Mitford. It is a story that I highly recommend. It's a great read for the whole family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out to Canaan-A Story for Everyone July 3 2003
Format:Paperback
I got hooked on the Mitford series back to the very first book. The thing I like about Out to Canaan is how you get to see the people of this town grow. It's a story that I think that everyone can relate to. I read this story and I could think of anyone in a small town in America just like the people of Mitford. It is a story that I highly recommend. It's a great read for the whole family.
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable May 23 2003
By C. Hill
Format:Paperback
In the fourth Mitford book, Father Tim manages to keep himself busy as usual. Fernbank must be sold, but the only potential buyer isn't making a very good offer. Father Tim must deal with the unhappiness of his parish after they hear of his impending retirement. The long-time Mitford mayor faces some stiff competition for the upcoming election, and there's something fishy about his campaign. Another enjoyable Mitford book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit Jan. 12 2003
Format:Paperback
Jan Karon's Out to Canaan was another great book in the mitford series. It is a slow and laid back book on the surface, but is full of interesting stories and plot twists. It is a great book to read to get a break from life and other depressing books. Karon does a wonderful job of depicting the "ideal" life in a small mountain village. Just like all of the other Mitford books, Out to Canaan is a must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, Clean Reading Nov. 1 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I absolutely loved the Mitford Series! With all the gloom and doom in this world, it's nice to go back to a simpler and more wholesome way of life.
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