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Howard Frank Mosher


Howard Frank Mosher

Howard Frank Mosher (1942-2017) was the author of more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, including NORTHERN BORDERS and DISAPPEARANCES, both made into major motion pictures. Mosher received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the New England Book Award, and the 2011 New England Independent Booksellers Association's President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Born in the Catskill Mountains, Mosher lived in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom, "God's Kingdom," for all of his adult life.

Howard Frank Mosher

Books by Howard Frank Mosher

by Howard Frank Mosher - Fiction, Short Stories

In POINTS NORTH, completed just weeks before his death, Howard Frank Mosher presents a collection of stories that center around the Kinneson family, ranging over decades of their history in Vermont’s fabled Northeast 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 and gently comic last gift to those who treasure Howard Frank Mosher.

by Howard Frank Mosher - Fiction

GOD’S KINGDOM explores the Kinneson family through the coming of age of the heir, Jim, and its rich and complicated history. Earnest and innocent, Jim grows curious about the unspoken "trouble in the family" that haunts his father and grandfather. Layer by layer, tale by tale, sorting out fact from deliberately obscured legend, Jim explores the Kinnesons' long relationship with others in the Kingdom, culminating in a discovery that forever changes his life and place in that world.

by Howard Frank Mosher - Nonfiction

Faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at age 64, novelist Howard Frank Mosher embarked on a 20,000-mile book promotion tour that took him to some 150 independent bookstores. In this memoir, he recounts that journey, as well as one back to the roots of his writing career.

by Howard Frank Mosher - Fiction, Sports
Noted for its fervent, if unrequited, devotion to the Boston Red Sox, Kingdom Common sports a replica of Fenway Park's Green Monster. Here, in a region that lags decades behind the rest of New England, eight year old Ethan "E.A." Allen lives with his honky-tonk mother and the acid-tongued Gran, wheelchair-bound since the Sox’s heart-wrenching playoff loss to the Yankees in 1978. Into the world of the Allen family comes a drifter named Teddy, who is determined to do one decent thing in his life by teaching E.A. everything he knows about baseball.