Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Home to Holly Springs

Finished Jan Karon's new book Home to Holly Springs. It's the first book in her new series. When she concluded the Mitford series I felt bereft, but soon learned that she was starting a new one about Father Tim and his wife traveling to different places. In this one Father Tim is mysteriously summoned to Holly Springs, Mississippi, his boyhood home. He has not been there for thirty eight years. There are many ghosts, wounds and loose ends to be tied up.

This book is a whopper in terms of plot and revelations. It's amazing that a character we all know so well, who is so highly developed, has such a rich back story yet to be told. You need a good deal of kleenex to read this one. I recommend it highly to Jan Karon fans.

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