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In this wonderful continuation of Mitford, Father Tim and Cynthia are again living in Mitord, following their stint on Whitecap Island afew years ago.
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In the little town that's become America's home away from home, life hums along. Dooley, now very well into his college years, is looking into a career as a vet. Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight over a haircut price war that takes no prisoners. Percy steps out on a limb with a new menu item at the Grill. Uncle Billy feels pressure to produce a surefire joke, and the 'Man in the Attic,' returns to Mitford as the town holds its breath to see what happens.

Though Father Tim doesn't like changes, he dislikes retirement even more. His wife wins awards, receives bouquets, gets invited to tour the country. What's he doing?
Well, after ignoring his diabetes and walk routine, he gets into trouble healthwise, and sinks into deep depression for a long while. Edith Mallory, the forever, wicked women is also causing Father Tim more trouble than he knows how to handle along with everything else!

When Father finally begins to snap out of his depression finally, he is energized and takes on a new and unique ministry. Then he even begins to like change and sees life anew once again.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   religious figure Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   midlife crisis Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability Religion theme?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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