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Out to Canaan (1997)

av Jan Karon

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Serier: Mitford Years (4)

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Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature.… (mer)
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Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 26, 2021 |
In the fourth book in the Mitford series, Cynthia and Dooley are no longer primary characters. The protagonist is decidedly Father Tim Kavanaugh, his wife and adopted son joining dozens of other Mitford citizens as the people in the community who fill his life. There is no single, driving plot through the book. Like life in the small town of Mitford, it is a casual, meandering stroll up and down the aisles of many story lines, no one of which stands out as a main focus. This is not a drawback in this book, although for me it did make it take longer to read, because without a propelling plot line, it was an easy book to put down, even though I was enjoying reading it. So a book I would normally read in four or five days ended up taking two weeks. I enjoyed the stories and characters immensely; just didn't ever feel like I just had to find out what happened next before I put the book down for the night. ( )
  fingerpost | Jul 23, 2021 |
The Episcopal rector in Mitford, Father Tim, is no huge fan of change. So he isn't keen on a new mayoral candidate making a big noise about improving the small town—through change. Plus, all of the new, sudden, out-of-town offers to buy up Mitford properties don't look too safe either. And the prospect of retirement is starting to stare Timothy down his sixty-something throat in Out to Canaan by author Jan Karon.

Here I've gone for another visit to a comfy locale that never sleeps (though it's sort of in bed by eleven) in this fourth novel in The Mitford Years series. Here I've had another jaunt that's given me a new bundle of surprises along the way.

I thought to myself as I read this one, "Karon truly has a gift." A novel like this could be so totally corny and thoroughly predictable, but this isn't. It's hilarious here, tender there, romantic without being sappy, and delightful without everything being quick and easy and perfect for the characters.

Yes, Mitford has its share of small-town quirks and quirky folks, but the stuff happening to these people is real-life stuff. I had laughs, I had tears, and moments when I had to pause and let certain events sink in.

Gee. It's one of my favorite novels of the series so far. ( )
  NadineC.Keels | Dec 29, 2020 |
Continues with Father learning to live life by accepting a woman cutting his hair, having a boy wanting to learn to drive, a wife who likes to redecorate, a candidate for mayor that wants to change the town. Like how his wife comes up with simple pleasures to enjoy as a couple, yet willing to have interesting people live in their house. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
In this delightful story about the town of Mitford and the folks who live there, you will deal with Father Tim turning 64 and announcing his upcoming retirement. Then there will be a Mayoral election race that gives the long-term mayor a real run for her money. There are also a lot of interesting real estate deals going on around town. As someone said in the back of the book; "Readers new and old will be reassured that the uncommon delight of life in Mitford lives on".

Once again I enjoyed my visit to Mitford. The town really is starting to grow on me. This is a story that you feel good about reading, where people have their quirks, but you grow to love them as they are. And I never fail to laugh out loud at least once while reading each story. ( )
  judyg54 | May 1, 2020 |
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Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature.

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