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Welcome to the official site of David Joy. Joy is the author of the novels Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam, 2015) and The Weight Of This World (Putnam, 2016), as well as the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey (Bright Mountain Books, 2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award for Creative Nonfiction. His work has appeared or is awaiting publication in Still: The Journal, The Pisgah Review, Flycatcher, Drafthorse Literary Journal, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Bird Watcher's Digest. He is represented by Julia Kenny of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.

Cosmopolitan names Where All Light Tends to Go one of its 50 Things To Do This Month!

In their March 2015 issue, Cosmopolitan named Where All Light Tends To Go one of its "50 Things To Do This Month." Warning that their fiction picks, comprising seven of the top 50 list, "may have you MIA all month," Cosmopolitan noted Where All Light Tends To Go as a, "Breaking Bad-esque meth-ring drama meets classic romance." Joy is honored to have been featured, and happy that the editors at Cosmo enjoyed the book!



LibraryReads names Where All Light Tends To Go one of its Top 10 Books published in March

LibraryReads named Where All Light Tends To Go one of its Top 10 Books published in the month of March. LibraryRead's Top 10 marks the top 10 books published each month that librarians across the country love. Jennifer Winberry of the Hunterdon County Library inFlemington, NJ had this to say, "This beautifully written novel juxtaposes the glory of the Appalachians against the despair of everyday life. Jacob McNeely recognizes his family’s brutality, but Maggie, the love of his life, gives him hope. Achingly told, the visceral prose will stay with readers long past the conclusion. Fans of the Southern fiction of Ron Rash and Wiley Cash will fall in love with this new voice.”

Joy chats with Revolution John about everything from Where All Light Tends To Go to Townes Van Zandt

Joy recently spoke with Sheldon Lee Compton, editor of the wonderful online literary magazine Revolution John, to talk about everything from the new novel to influence of Townes Van Zandt on Joy's writing life. Compton also offered high praise of the novel, noting, "David will be an Appalachian writer to watch from this point forward, mark my twangy Appalachian words." To read the full interview click here.

Order signed and personalized copies of Where All Light Tends To Go from Joy's local indie bookstore

If you would like to have a copy of Where All Light Tends To Go signed by the author, or even personalized to you, City Lights Bookstore is happy to help no matter where you are in the country. Simply order a copy online, just as you would through any other major online retailer, and then indicate that you would like a signed copy in the comments field of the order form. If you want the book personalized to you or someone you know, simply indicate how you would like the book to be signed in the comments field and Joy will be more than happy to do so. Order your copy from City Lights Bookstore today!