The Mitford Years Boxed Set Volumes 1-3 Paperback – 1997
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Karon has created a place where it feels safe to be. It's a small town where the residents are characters complete with warts and conflicts, but they all seem to hang in there and work to make their world a better place. Karon's sense of humor shines through as she portrays people we recognize as ourselves, our neighbors, our friends and our enemies. Their predicaments remind me of the adventures of the folks at Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegone.
I enjoyed her books immensely, and wish there were a dozen more. I've bought the first book for my mother-in law, who is 73, my daughter, who is 15, my husband and his two sisters. Thanks to Jan Karon for a great gift: Mitford.
The Mitford Series is filled with interesting souls, each one an integral part of Mitford's crazy quilt of characters. Father Tim is the perfect choice for a modern hero. Tom Cruise, he's not, but he has so much warmth, humor and humaness, that the gentle reader can forgive him for not being young, sleek and in gym-perfect shape. I also loved Fr. Tim's highly opinionated secretary and his newly found lady love.
I strongly recommend reading The Mitford Series in the order they were published. By reading the books as they were written, the gentle reader comes to know each highly crafted character deeply.
I am waiting for the sequel to Out To Canaan. I know Karon will not disappoint me.
Kudos to the marketing person who put this series together! I'm sure you'll rate a promotion after the holiday season
The literary world has been in need of such a refreshing style and gentleness of touch. That you again, Ms. Karon for giving us back love, respect and commitment.
God's blessings on this and all your future endeavors!
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The Mitford books are the most wonderful heart-felt adventures in small town living. The characters are real, their real-life problems and victories speak to all of us, and the... Read morePublished on Nov. 15 1999
The style of writing in this book transports you there!! I feel like I know these people after reading this series! Read morePublished on Sept. 5 1999
The Mitford years was my first experience with audio books. I have listened to several since and I can honestly say, it is by far the best ever. I rate it a big 10. Read morePublished on March 21 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org
...I am glad that my beautiful state is represented in the fictional town of Mitford (real life equivalent is Blowing Rock, NC). Read morePublished on Dec 30 1998
I am an avid reader of the Victoria magazine and one month I read an article on its new writer in residence, Jan Karon. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 1998
What a great series! And to think that I put off reading the first book because I am so easily bored and I thought a "sweet" story would be just "too, too... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 1998
I have been listening to the Mitford Series on tape on my daily walks, and I actually look forward to going to the track each day! Read morePublished on Oct. 17 1998
Jan Karon has done an incredible job of depicting the life of a fictional small town preacher. While the setting is in the south, Mitford could be small town anywhere, U.S.A. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 1998