Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

The New Mitford Novel

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  • ISBN 9780399172212
  • 688 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Adult


A publishing event: #1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—and invites her millions of fans to join her again in Mitford.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors.
            While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it. Maybe he’s lost his passion.
            His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion—for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet. Dooley’s brother, Sammy, still enraged by his mother’s abandonment, destroys one of Father Tim’s prized possessions. And Hope Murphy, owner of Happy Endings bookstore, struggles with the potential loss of her unborn child and her hard-won business.
            All this as Wanda’s Feel Good Café opens, a romance catches fire through an Internet word game, their former mayor hatches a reelection campaign to throw the bums out, and the weekly Muse poses a probing inquiry: Does Mitford still take care of its own?
            Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time, once more, in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon’s characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Written by: Jan Karon


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


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For the first time since 2005, Jan Karon has returned to the fictional town of Mitford, NC in her upcoming novel, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, which Putnam is publishing on September… Read more >