Father Tim

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148 ratings

Home to Holly Springs Publisher's Summary

After more than 38 years, Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his childhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi, on a profoundly personal journey.

Whatever became of Tommy Noles, his forbidden childhood friend, and Peggy, the loving woman who was like his second mother? What were the facts behind the court trial that drove the Kavanagh family even further apart?

He figures Thomas Wolfe was right: You can't go home again. Then he discovers the truth: A surprising number of connections have miraculously survived time and neglect.

In this first of the Father Tim novels, Jan Karon takes her celebrated Mitford character to territory he has long avoided, the uncharted territory of family, giving us a spellbinding and poignant narrative laced with the wisdom and forgiveness only a trip back home can inspire.

©2007 Jan Karon (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Home to Holly Springs

    • The First of the Father Tim Novels
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    After more than 38 years, Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his childhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi, on a profoundly personal journey. Whatever became of Tommy Noles, his forbidden childhood friend, and Peggy, the loving woman who was like his second mother? What were the facts behind the court trial that drove the Kavanagh family even further apart?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The book is wonderful as always, but.....

    • By Vickie on 12-26-07

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • In the Company of Others

    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393

    Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Nilda on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $31.50