All good thingseven laughter and orange marmalade cakemust come to an end. And in Light from Heaven, the long-anticipated final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years series, Karon deftly ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh's deeply affecting life....Light from Heaven is filled with characters old and new and with answers to all the questions that Karon fans have asked since the series began nearly a decade ago. To put it simplyit's her best. And we believe millions will agree.
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Jan Karon was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, in 1937 ("A great year for
the Packard automobile," she says). Her creative skills first came alive
when her family moved to a farm. "On the farm there is time to muse and
dream," she says. "I am endlessly grateful I was reared in the
country. As a young girl I couldn't wait to get off that farm, to go to
Hollywood or New York. But living in those confined, bucolic circumstances was
one of the best things that ever happened to me."
Jan knew that she wanted to be a writer, and even wrote a novel at the age of ten. Her first real opportunity as a writer came at age eighteen when she took a job as a receptionist at an ad agency. She kept leaving her writing on her boss's desk until he noticed her ability. Soon she was launched on...
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