Home to Holly Springs

Home to Holly Springs

A Father Tim Novel

By Jan Karon

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143114390, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

The first of the Father Tim novels by the bestselling author of"At Home in Mitford, ""Somebody Safe with Somebody Good," and other books in the Mitford Series
Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels have been captivated by Jan Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives along with a vividly imagined world ("People"). Millions have relished the story of the bookish and big-hearted Episcopal priest and the fullness of his seemingly ordinary life. Now, in the first novels of a new series, Jan Karon enchants us with the story of the newly retired priest's spur-of-the-moment adventure. For the first time in decades, Father Tim returns to his birthplace, Holly Springs, Mississippi, in response to a mysterious, unsigned note saying simply: "Come home." A story of long-buried secrets, forgiveness, and the wonder of discovering new people, places, and depth of feeling, "Home to Holly Springs" will enthrall new readers and longtime fans alike.

About the Author
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Praise For Home to Holly Springs

“Mitford fans, rejoice! . . . Father Tim answers the summons—and learns that you can go home again.”—The Washington Post

“Lovely . . . This is Karon’s most emotionally complex novel.”—USA Today

“Karon holds varying aspects of humanity up to the light, from staggering cruelty . . . to the awesome power of love and forgiveness.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Mitford fans will enjoy this newest visit with wise, winsome, lovable Father Tim.”—Publishers Weekly