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Jan Karon writing new Mitford novel

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message 1: by Jim (last edited Feb 11, 2014 01:17PM) (new)

Jim Vuksic | 129 comments My publisher e-mailed this AP wire to me. It may be of interest to some group members.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 12:34 p.m. UTC

New York (AP) - Jan Karon is going back to Mitford.

Nearly a decade after the novelist announced she was done with her multimillion-selling Mitford Years series, she has signed up with G.P. Putnam's Sons for two more installments about the fictional North Carolina town and such residents as Father Kavanaugh and his wife, Cynthia. The next release, "Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good", is scheduled for September.

Karon said in a statement issued Tuesday by Putnam that her decision to resume the Mitford series proves that one should "never say never". She has written nine previous Mitford books, most recently "Light from Heaven", which came out in 2005.

Putnam is an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Associated Press

message 2: by Cat (new)

Cat Michaels Thanks for sharing, Jim. As an NC writer who loves the town of Blowing Rock on which Mitford is based, I am doubly looking forward to Karon's return.

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