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Winner of the Vermont Arts Council Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (2006)
The stories of Where the Rivers Flow North are “superior work, rich in texture and character,” says the Wall Street Journal; “the novella is brilliantly done.” That novella, the title story of the collection, was also made into a feature film starring Rip Torn and Michael J. Fox.
These six stories, available again in this new edition, continue Mosher’s career-long exploration of Kingdom County, Vermont. “Within the borders of his fictional kingdom,” the Providence Journal has noted, “Mosher has created mountains and rivers, timber forests and crossroads villages, history and language. And he has peopled the landscape with some of the truest, most memorable characters in contemporary literature.”
About the Author
Described by the Los Angeles Times as “a combination of Ernest Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, and Jim Harrison,” HOWARD FRANK MOSHER is the author of The True Account: A Novel of the Lewis and Clark and Kinneson Expeditions, A Stranger in the Kingdom (winner of the 1991 New England Book Award for fiction), and other books. His novel Marie Blythe has also been reissued by UPNE. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the American Civil Liberties Union Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Table of Contents
Kingdom County Come
Where the Rivers Flow North (a Novella)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mosher, known for his stories and characters from the north country, astounds his audiences in his novella, 'Where the Rivers Flow North.' 'Rivers' is easily his best work to date. The character development was more than amazing as he lead his readers along from scene to scene. It is the tale of one man's stubborn fight for simplicity in a world that is rapidly turning corporate. In reading this, I felt the snow, smelled the spruce, shivered by the chill. I was so attached to the characters that I laughed and cried with them. Mosher brings a fresh, crisp, creativity to his work--a nice change. This is a superb work and well-worth a read.