In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

By Jan Karon

Follow Father Tim and Cynthia on their trip to investigate his Kavanagh ancestry within the Irish countryside.
Vacation—the very observe has been overseas to Episcopal priest Tim Kavanagh. Now retired from tending his flock within the village of Mitford, he's making reliable on a promise to teach his spouse, Cynthia, the captivating land of his Irish ancestors. yet after arriving at a Lough Arrow fishing hotel in the middle of a torrential downpour, the attraction disappears.

They locate their vacation upended by means of an interloper, a valuable portray is stolen from the resort, and a family members clash courting again approximately a century turns much more sour. As 3 generations fight to discover deliverance from the crucifying energy of secrets and techniques, Tim and Cynthia bump into a light magazine that will simply clarify the crime—and supply an opportunity at redemption.

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He was a cannonball fired directly from the quiet desperation of a hired car into a domestic muddle of energy and good cheer. They were herded through an entrance hall, its walls fairly crammed with fish mounted in glass cases, and into a sitting room lit by candles and an open fire. A half-finished jigsaw puzzle was spread on a table among a loose aggregation of sofas and wing chairs. He felt at once the keen pleasure of the room: its book-lined walls and good pictures, the impression of ease.

Aengus Malone forgot his hat,’ he told Liam. He felt oddly remorseful. ‘So he did. ’ They had no plans for Aengus to come again, as they’d be traveling with Stirling Moss in the future. ’ ‘Aengus Malone forgot his hat,’ William announced to Seamus. ’ Seamus was filling his pipe. ‘Aye,’ he said, looking up and smiling. ’ On going in to dinner, he spied a large, well-thumbed book lying open on a table by the dining room door. Names lined the pages. ’ he asked Cynthia. ’ He couldn’t resist. Squinting in the dusky light of the candle sconces, he picked up the pen and made the inscription.

No international time clock could trump four decades of habit. Still no power. He took the first of two daily insulin shots and read the Morning Office by the uncertain beam of a flashlight. Then he prayed for Dooley and Henry and Peggy and all the rest who made up his world, deciding at the end to include the smaller realm of this sleeping household. He removed a sweater, a shirt, and pants from the massive armoire, and shucked out of his pajamas. Roughly an hour until the coffeepot would appear on the sideboard.

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