No information was found on the author except for the conclusions that weredrawn from the picture on the back of the novel. Jan Karon looks to be in hermid-sixties, and seems to be a strong Christian women from her writing styleused in the novel.
Jan Karon’s At Home in Mitford, is set in Mitford, NorthCarolina in present time. Father Tim is the main character in the novel. He isthe rector at The Lord’s Chapel in Mitford. He is a sixty year old friendly manwho devotes his time to his church, the members of the church, and his dog,Barnabas. He is a simple man that likes his simple life. Next is Emma, who isFather Tim’s secretary at the church.Order now
She is a middle-aged, nosy sort of woman. She is a gossip, a snoop, and very finicky, but an overall nice and caringperson. Mrs. Sadie is a ninety year old Georgia peach. She always brings applesand pies to Father Tim and others. Her family was very wealthy, therefore sheowned half of the county in apple orchards.
She is a very sweet,old, Christianlady. Dooley is an orphan girl who moves in with Father Tim. She is a teenagetomboy who instantly befriends the rector and constantly bugs him. Mitford isthe ideal small town. Nestled between mountain ranges, and overlookingbeautiful, rolling, foothills, it is the type of town where you could fallasleep anywhere.
Crime and trash were not thought of, only chocolate chipcookies from mattie baxter’s bakery. It was the type of town where everybodyowns a flower garden. The town contained one grocery store, one clothes shop,one bakery, and all other business were on the same block. Father Tim was theperfect rector for such a town. He is a jolly old man who never met a stranger,never married, and had a set pattern according to the day of the week.
One couldonly imagine how a sixty year old, simple man would feel when a huge two hundredpound wolf hound dog falls in love with him out of nowhere and would not let himout of sight. Father Tim first saw the dog when he was tackled by the running muttearly one morning. The rector had never liked dogs and would not dare considerowning one. But something happened when the dog, soon to be named Barnabas, satcompletely still while Father Tim recited his latest sermon, the only thing thathe could think to say when the dog would not stop licking him.
The two instantlybecame sort of fascinated with each other, and were instantly bound for life.