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Points north : stories
Points north : stories
Mosher, Howard Frank2018
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The final book by one of America's most treasured writers. Upon his passing in January 2017, Howard Frank Mosher was recognized as one of America's most acclaimed writers. His fiction set in the world of Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom chronicles the intertwining family histories of the natives, wanderers, outcasts, and others who settled in this ethereal place. In its obituary, The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Mosher's fictional Kingdom County, Vt., became his New England version of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County." In Points North, completed just weeks before his death, Mosher presents a brilliant, lovingly-evoked collection of stories that center around the Kinneson family, ranging over decades of their history in the Kingdom. From a loquacious itinerant preacher who beguiles the reticent farmers and shopkeepers of a small New England town, to a proposed dam that threatens the river that Kinneson men have fished for generations, the scandalous secret of a romance and its violent consequences, and a young man's seemingly fruitless search for love-- Points North is a full-hearted, gently-comic, and beautifully-written last gift to the readers who treasure Howard Frank Mosher.
Main title:
Points north : stories / Howard Frank Mosher.
Imprint:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Collation:
202 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Points North -- Where is Don Quixote? -- Good Sam Merryton -- Sisters -- Friendship in Indiana -- Kingdom of heaven -- Lonely hearts -- Dispossessed -- What Pliny knew -- Songbirds of Vermont.
ISBN:
9781250161932
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionMOSHAvailable
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