The Good News from North Haven

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Good News From North Haven

The Good News from North Haven

A Year in the Life of a Small Town

This charming collection of slice-of-life stories about the Rev. David Battles and life in a mythical Midwest town caused a sensation when it was first released. With over 55,000 copies in print and a review in the New York Times, it remains a favorite for Christian readers.

Reviews and endorsements

“A debut collection of … sermon-like takes covering a year in the life of a Presbyterian minister in a small Minnesota town — by a native of Minneapolis. Alter-ego Reverend David Battles arrived in the tiny town of North Haven fresh from seminary school and on his way to grander pulpits, but he and his family have discovered in their four years of small-town life that instead of outgrowing this backwater they've become attached to its every quirk and comfort — and have themselves become a local institution along the way.”


“Wandering through the same country as Garrison Keillor and Robert Fulghum, Lindvall has a kind hearted, humorous way of exposing human fears and foibles.”
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Paperback / 192 pages
Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2