Image of The View from Mount Joy: A Novel


Image of The View from Mount Joy: A Novel

Landvik delivers a witty yet tender tale of one man's adventures growing up in 1970s Minneapolis. The characters are multifaceted and add dimension and depth to this fast-paced, always entertaining work of fiction.

oe Andreson and his mother move to Minneapolis after his father dies in a plane accident in the 1970s. Suddenly, Joe's at a new high school, attempting to make friends. He and Darva, a free-spirited artist, become pals, but Joe has always been attracted to Kristi, a bubbly, blond cheerleader.

The transition into adulthood brings drastic changes to the graduates of Ole Bull High School. Joe and Darva form an unusual alliance, and Kristi attracts attention when her life takes a spiritual turn. But Joe discovers that the path to true happiness lies in the places he least expects to find it. (Ballantine, Sep., 368 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick