Out to Canaan (Mitford, Book 4) : Thousands of readers have found a home in Mitford, the little town with the big heart. But now change is coming to the village. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife are pondering the murky uncertainties of retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a shady realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people engage in the extraordinary struggle of keeping body and soul together. Featuring a lovable cast of new and familiar characters, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature.