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The View from Mount Joy

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When teenage hockey player Joe Andreson and his widowed mother move to Minneapolis, Joe falls under the seductive spell of Kristi Casey, Ole Bull Highs libidinous head cheerleader. Joe balances Kristis lustful manipulation with the down-to-earth companionship of his smart, platonic girlfriend, Darva. But it is Kristi who will prove to be a temptation (and torment) throughout Joes life.

Years later, Joe cant believe that life has deposited him in the aisles of Haugland Foods. But he soon learns that being a grocer is like being the mayor of a small town: His constituents confide astonishing things and always appreciate Joes generous dispensing of the milk of human kindness. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joes is tame. But who has really risked more? Who has lived more? And who is truly happy? As Joe discovers, sometimes people are lucky enough to be standing in the one place where the view of the world is breathtaking, if only theyll open their eyes to all there is to see.

Praise for The View from Mount Joy:

“A delightful journey . . . full of humor and poignancy and the potential for joy in everyday life.”

-The Charlotte Observer

“Deeply satisfying . . . Bursting with the same deliciously deadpan dialogue that is now a Landvik trademark . . . [The View from Mount Joy provides] quite possibly Landviks most lovable character to date.”

-Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Pervaded by the same tenderness readers loved in Landviks other books The View from Mount Joy . . . Should inspire interesting book club discussions.”

-St. Paul Pioneer Press

“[Landvik] has an easy, engaging narrative style laced with humor.”

-The Boston Globe

“Landviks latest homespun homage is pure bliss.”

-Booklist

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of the bestselling "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" comes this irresistible, hugely satisfying tale as funny, heartbreaking, and unpredictable as laughter itself.

Synopsis:

When teenage hockey player Joe Andreson and his widowed mother move to Minneapolis, Joe falls under the seductive spell of Kristi Casey, Ole Bull High's libidinous head cheerleader. Joe balances Kristi's lustful manipulation with the down-to-earth companionship of his smart, platonic girlfriend, Darva. But it is Kristi who will prove to be a temptation (and torment) throughout Joe's life.

Years later, Joe can't believe that life has deposited him in the aisles of Haugland Foods. But he soon learns that being a grocer is like being the mayor of a small town: His constituents confide astonishing things and always appreciate Joe's generous dispensing of the milk of human kindness. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joe's is tame. But who has really risked more? Who has lived more? And who is truly happy? As Joe discovers, sometimes people are lucky enough to be standing in the one place where the view of the world is breathtaking, if only they'll open their eyes to all there is to see.

Praise for The View from Mount Joy:

A delightful journey . . . full of humor and poignancy and the potential for joy in everyday life.

-The Charlotte Observer

Deeply satisfying . . . Bursting with the same deliciously deadpan dialogue that is now a Landvik trademark . . . The View from Mount Joy provides] quite possibly Landvik's most lovable character to date.

-Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pervaded by the same tenderness readers loved in Landvik's other books The View from Mount Joy, . . Should inspire interesting book club discussions.

-St. Paul Pioneer Press

Landvik] has an easy, engaging narrative style laced withhumor.

-The Boston Globe

Landvik's latest homespun homage is pure bliss.

-Booklist

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

About the Author

Lorna Landvik is the bestselling author of Patty Janes House of Curl, Your Oasis on Flame Lake, The Tall Pine Polka, Welcome to the Great Mysterious, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, and Oh My Stars. Married and the mother of two daughters, she is also an actor, playwright, and dog park attendee with the handsome Julio.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345468383
Author:
Landvik, Lorna
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Radio broadcasters
Subject:
Minneapolis (minn.)
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.98x5.25x.82 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345468383 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed author of the bestselling "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" comes this irresistible, hugely satisfying tale as funny, heartbreaking, and unpredictable as laughter itself.
"Synopsis" by , When teenage hockey player Joe Andreson and his widowed mother move to Minneapolis, Joe falls under the seductive spell of Kristi Casey, Ole Bull High's libidinous head cheerleader. Joe balances Kristi's lustful manipulation with the down-to-earth companionship of his smart, platonic girlfriend, Darva. But it is Kristi who will prove to be a temptation (and torment) throughout Joe's life.

Years later, Joe can't believe that life has deposited him in the aisles of Haugland Foods. But he soon learns that being a grocer is like being the mayor of a small town: His constituents confide astonishing things and always appreciate Joe's generous dispensing of the milk of human kindness. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joe's is tame. But who has really risked more? Who has lived more? And who is truly happy? As Joe discovers, sometimes people are lucky enough to be standing in the one place where the view of the world is breathtaking, if only they'll open their eyes to all there is to see.

Praise for The View from Mount Joy:

A delightful journey . . . full of humor and poignancy and the potential for joy in everyday life.

-The Charlotte Observer

Deeply satisfying . . . Bursting with the same deliciously deadpan dialogue that is now a Landvik trademark . . . The View from Mount Joy provides] quite possibly Landvik's most lovable character to date.

-Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pervaded by the same tenderness readers loved in Landvik's other books The View from Mount Joy, . . Should inspire interesting book club discussions.

-St. Paul Pioneer Press

Landvik] has an easy, engaging narrative style laced withhumor.

-The Boston Globe

Landvik's latest homespun homage is pure bliss.

-Booklist

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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