Millions of Americans have found Mitford to be a favorite home-away-from-home, and countless readers have long wondered what Christmas in Mitford would be like. The eighth Mitford novel provides a glimpse, offering a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of oneas heart.
Since he was a boy, Father Tim has lived what he calls athe life of the minda and has never really learned to savor the work of his hands. When he finds a derelict nativity scene that has suffered the indignities of time and neglect, he imagines the excitement in the eyes of his wife, Cynthia, and decides to undertake the daunting task of restoring it. As Father Tim begins his journey, readers are given a seat at Mitfordas holiday table and treated to a magical tale about the true Christmas spirit.
Praise for Jan Karon
"Jan Karon reflects contemporary culture more fully than almost any other living novelist."--Los Angeles Times
"The faster and more impersonal the world becomes, the more we need...Mitford."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Welcome home Mitford fans...to Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives--along with a vividly imagined world."--People
Series: Beloved Mitford
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th October 2004
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1