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The View From Mount Joy

Lorna Landvik

THE VIEW FROM MOUNT JOY, Lorna Landvik's delightfully quirky and intensely moving new novel, is about the unexpected pleasures found in living a good life. When hunky teenage hockey player Joe Andreson moves 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 throughout Joe's life. Years later, having once dreamed of a career in pro hockey or as a globetrotting journalist, 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. For Joe, everyday life is its own roller-coaster ride, and all he wants to do is hold on tight. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joe's is tame-or at least that's how it appears. 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.

THE VIEW FROM MOUNT JOY, Lorna Landvik's delightfully quirky and intensely moving new novel, is about the unexpected pleasures found in living a good life. When hunky teenage hockey player Joe Andreson moves 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 throughout Joe's life. Years later, having once dreamed of a career in pro hockey or as a globetrotting journalist, 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. For Joe, everyday life is its own roller-coaster ride, and all he wants to do is hold on tight. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joe's is tame-or at least that's how it appears. 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.
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THE VIEW FROM MOUNT JOY, Lorna Landvik's delightfully quirky and intensely moving new novel, is about the unexpected pleasures found in living a good life. When hunky teenage hockey player Joe Andreson moves 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 throughout Joe's life. Years later, having once dreamed of a career in pro hockey or as a globetrotting journalist, 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. For Joe, everyday life is its own roller-coaster ride, and all he wants to do is hold on tight. The path Kristi has charged down, on the other hand, is as wild as Joe's is tame-or at least that's how it appears. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

11h 47m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:07


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:59


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:18


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:02


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:19


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:59


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:50


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:24


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:00


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:10


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:15


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:51


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:38


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:30


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:55


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:29


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:35


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:12


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:26


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:33


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:00


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:52


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:10


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

00:24