Howard Frank Mosher | Great (Vicarious) American Book Tour

Honor the legacy and Howard Frank Mosher's memory with an event for his last book, Points North, a collection of stories, published posthumously (he died in January 2017), set in Mosher's mythic Kingdom County featuring seven generations of the Kinneson clan. This book will stand as a last testament to his place among the best regional American writers of his day. 

Join us as we read aloud from Mosher's work, this new collection, as well as his other titles. We would like to invite members of the community to read also.

Tuesday, January 30, 6:30pm at the Vermont Book Shop

From Seven Days: "The forthcoming volume is a set of stories that are linked by characters who will be familiar to Mosher's readers. These include, most notably, the Kinneson brothers: Charlie, an attorney and judge, and Jim, a writer and newspaper editor, along with multiple generations of their kin. They belong to a family that is contemplative and engaged in the world — and has an eccentric streak. Their ancestors helped settle Kingdom County and later harbored fugitive slaves. The Kinnesons know their way around trout streams, baseball diamonds, local lore and moral dilemmas."

Knowing last Christmas that he was not well, Howard planned to write personal requests to all of his writer friends and bookseller contacts to ask for their help in launching Points North, but the cancer struck with a vengeance by mid-January, robbing him of his ability to write, and even to speak. By the end of the month, he was gone.  And so, here we are, promoting Points North as best we can, helping to spread the word about its publication.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Points North: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250161932
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 23rd, 2018

The Vermont Book Shop
38 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont
(802) 388-2061
Monday-Saturday 9:30 - 5:30 | Sunday 11 - 4