A Light in the Window Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Jan Karon
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Karon's first book, At Home in Mitford, portrays Father Tim as a devout priest, uncertain of his ability to minister to his parishioners and uncertain of his love relationship with Cynthia. His near-death experience in a diabetic coma somewhat explains his ambiguity toward both situations.

The second book, A Light in the Window, portrays Father Tim as incredibly naive in his relationships with women and as a somewhat incompetent surrogate parent. Although he prays earnestly for guidance, his spiritual connection seems weak as he attempts to solve Mitford's secular problems. Karon's use of dialogue in creating characters and humor is authentic and excellent.

1. How could Father Timothy have better handled his relationship with Edith Mallory? Can you think of solutions other than Bishop Cullen's "just say no"?

2. The principal of Dooley's public school and Miss Appleshaw, the English tutor, are very disagreeable people. Why do writers...

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