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August 22, 1999 | ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of the forthcoming "The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election" (Alfred A. Knopf)
For the last five years, at the rate of one a year, Jan Karon has been publishing books about the imaginary town of Mitford, N.C.
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August 22, 1999 | ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of the forthcoming "The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election" (Alfred A. Knopf)
For the last five years, at the rate of one a year, Jan Karon has been publishing books about the imaginary town of Mitford, N.C.
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July 6, 1997 | MARY SUSAN HERCZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a simple but pretty little town, with, among other things, a well-stocked bookstore, an antique store, a creative florist and a diner where regulars meet almost every day. This is a description of Mitford, the fictional North Carolina town in which author Jan Karon's "The Mitford Years" series takes place, but it just as easily could describe Montrose, a community that despite being on the fringe of bigger than big Los Angeles, seems to have largely resisted the mallification of America.
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July 6, 1997 | MARY SUSAN HERCZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a simple but pretty little town, with, among other things, a well-stocked bookstore, an antique store, a creative florist and a diner where regulars meet almost every day. This is a description of Mitford, the fictional North Carolina town in which author Jan Karon's "The Mitford Years" series takes place, but it just as easily could describe Montrose, a community that despite being on the fringe of bigger than big Los Angeles, seems to have largely resisted the mallification of America.
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April 28, 1999
How could you? I must have been like thousands of others who turned eagerly to Page H2 for the Orange Marmalade Cake recipe. All I found was the story about the tea (Scene, "Blessed by Father Tim," April 21). The cake was the center of attraction, but there was no recipe. You're as bad as [Mitford series author] Jan Karon. I was sure she would reveal the recipe in her last book when all the ladies in Mitford did the baking. But Karon at least had the excuse that there was no recipe.
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June 3, 1998 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's summertime, and the reading is easy--not to mention sizzling hot, gripping and pure escapism. And the best place to get away is in the pages of a juicy paperback under an umbrella, cool drink at your side, toes dug into the sand at your favorite beach. But before you go, you should know that our panel of bookworms--Karen Gonzalez of Glendale's Scribner's Bookstore, Judith Drury of Arcadia's Doubleday Bookshop and Kim Hamilton of Canoga Park's B.
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May 25, 2003
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Harvest Books: $14) An Indian boy shares a lifeboat with a tiger on a harrowing trip 2 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death 3 Atonement by Ian McEwan (Anchor: $14) A haunting novel of guilt and redemption in World War II England 4 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor: $11.95) Botswana's female private eye 5 Mrs.
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June 8, 2003
Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores. *--* SO. CAL. RATING *--* *--* 1 Holes by Louis Sachar (Yearling: $5.99 paper) In the Texas desert, a boy in a juvenile detention camp is forced to dig holes in search of a Wild West outlaw's hidden treasure. Ages 9-12 2 The Day My Butt Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths (Scholastic, $4.99 paper) A 12-year-old boy's bottom escapes and plots a rebellion, complete with the help of the B-team.
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April 21, 1999 | EUNICE PARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fictional town of Mitford, N.C., its charming residents and Esther Bolick's Orange Marmalade Cake have so enchanted readers of the Mitford novels that a Mitford Appreciation Society was formed in Montrose two years ago, and at least one Southland church holds an annual tea in honor of the series. About 100 women, clad in colorful hats and dresses, attended the second annual Primrose Tea at the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel last Sunday.
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June 23, 2002
*--* Southern California Rating FICTION Last Week Weeks on List *--* *--* 1 THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus 1 15 (St. Martin's: $24.95) The travails of an overworked and underappreciated Park Avenue caregiver 2 ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: $26) A 3 14 haunting novel of guilt and redemption that follows several lives through the chaos of England in World War II 3 THE SHELTERS OF STONE by Jean M. Auel (Crown: $28.
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