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A New Song (The Mitford Years, Book 5) Hardcover – April 1, 1999
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From the more routine duties of settling into a new church to dealing with a number of deeper domestic issues--including a single mother's spiral into depression and a reclusive next door neighbor in need of kindness--Father Tim's new parish presents a welcome challenge. All the while, of course, the folks back home keep him informed of goings-on in Mitford--the biggest being the recent arrest of Dooley Barlowe, a mountain boy whom Father Tim had taken into his home and heart five years earlier. As in past Mitford episodes, things have a way of working themselves out, but not before Father Tim and his accompanying cast learn a few more valuable lessons about life. Full of the homey atmosphere and heartwarming truths--not to mention the endearingly quirky characters--that are Karon's trademark, A New Song is a delightful celebration of the communal ties that bind. --Stefanie Hargreaves
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- Publisher : Viking; 1st edition (April 1, 1999)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670878103
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670878109
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Lexile measure : 870L
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.34 x 1.29 x 9.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #217,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The only thing about this edition was that it was sent to my i pad; I'm sure it went to my kindle as well, but I hardly read from it anymore as I like the i pad better. I don't know what happened, but all throughout the book the numeral "1" appeared everywhere at the end of words in place of the letter that should have been there. Annoying after a while but I still loved the story. I don't know if it went out that way to other readers or not but it was strange!
Great series, though-
In A New Song, Ms. Karon continues the great thread she has begun and the shift of Fr. Tim and Cynthia to Whitecap from Mitford only adds fresh vitality to this series. The characters are solid, the dialog very real and the book moves from the very serious to the sublime. *the deep sea fishing trip was so funny, I had to put the book aside and surrender to a laughing fit....thank you for that! *
If you have enjoyed Mitford up to now, then by all means read A New Song. I fervently hope that Ms. Karon continues to bring us the news from Mitford for some time to come.
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Ich fuehle immer mehr, dass ich da eigentlich schon zuhause bin.
Lese diese Serie von Jan Karon nun seit des ersten Erscheinungstages immer wieder gerne nochmal.