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A Tribute to Novelist Howard Frank Mosher

Submitted by Emily on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:15pm

Thursday, March 1, 7:00PM
An Evening Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher and his posthumous short story collection, POINTS NORTH
Authors Richard Russo, Cathie Pelletier, and Frank O. Smith discuss the work of Howard Frank Mosher

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.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Points North: Stories Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250161932
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 23rd, 2018