In the Company of Others

In the Company of Others

A Father Tim Novel

Book - 2010
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A stirring page-turner from the bestselling author of the Mitford Series.

Jan Karon's new series, launched with her New York Times bestselling Home to Holly Springs , thrilled legions of Mitford devotees, and also attracted a whole new set of readers. "Lovely," said USA Today . "Rejoice!" said The Washington Post .

In this second novel, 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.

In the Company of Others is a moving testament to the desperate struggle to hide the truth at any cost and the powerful need to confess. Of all her winning novels, Jan Karon says this "dark-haired child" is her favorite-a sentiment readers everywhere are certain to share.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2010.
ISBN: 9780670022120
Characteristics: 399 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jenkskitten
Jul 04, 2019

This was the hardest book to read that Karon has written. It is a story of Father Tim's and his wife's vacation in Ireland. One disaster after another interrupts their dream of a wonderful vacation. Yet the Lord was working and using them to pull many souls toward Him. What made it difficult to read was 1. The many names used. At times she would use their first names in her narration, and then turn right around in the next few sentences using their last names. It would take a couple of paragraphs to figure out they were the same person. 2. Often the author failed to identify the speaker and/or actor in her dialogue. Example from page 347: "'I had a suspicion," said the doctor, "that the time had come, and indeed it has. Well done!'" (Next paragraph) "He turned away from the sight of his overjoyed wife, wiped his eyes." The "he" is your guess that it is: a) the doctor or b) someone else. Reading further into the content it turns out to be Father Tim. 3. Usage of Gaelic language was not interrupted for those of us who do not know the language. Therefore, did not understand what was said.
The story was great with many factors and stress on the idea that with the Lord it is never too late for forgiveness and the importance of love within the family.

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kakacurt
May 01, 2019

A little difficult to follow due to it going back and forth in history as well as weaving in the "Irish" language"

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1170DONNA
May 26, 2017

If you've read the Mitford books, you will love this series as well. If you haven't read the Mitford series you are missing out.

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redworc
Mar 04, 2016

Another good read. Took a bit to 'get into' one of the secondary plots but enjoyed it none the less.

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Jerrianne
Sep 12, 2015

I have enjoyed all of the books about Mitford and Father Tim and Cynthia so much! They have become like a part of my family. I cannot wait to read the next chapter in their lives, which concentrates on Dooley!

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beteranbetter
Sep 08, 2014

A great cozy read! Made me wish for my own trip to the Green Isle.

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RIJN
Dec 16, 2013

Sally read to Pg 56.

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peacelovewesties
Nov 30, 2010

I adored this book, loved the way Jan Karon so cleverly intertwined several stories and time periods. Father Tim is a wonderful character.

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