Points North: Stories by Howard Frank Mosher

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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.

Title : Points North: Stories
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ISBN : 1250161932
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Angela M rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2017

In order for me to enjoy a short story, I can’t be left feeling that it isn’t enough. I mostly enjoy short stories when they are connected by characters and place . This book was everything I hoped it would be. Yet, taken in total, it didn't feel like short stories but rather a novel of this plac...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2018

As I finished the last story in this marvelous collection, it was with a sad and heavy heart. Another amazing author we will not hear from again, a man who created the mythic landscape of Kingdom County in Vermont. The Kinnesons, who have inhabited this place for generations, on both sides of the...

Cheri rated it ★★★★★

January 23, 2018

!! NOW AVAILABLE !! In 1964, Mosher and his wife Phillis moved to the Northeast Kingdom in 1964, where he taught English at the local high school, and also where he would eventually write 13 books, including 2 memoirs. Four of those books went on to be made into movies: Northern Borders, Disappea...

Chris rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2017

"I've loved Howard Frank Mosher's work since his remarkable first novel, 'Disappearances.' I still quote that first book's first sentence. The themes that interested him throughout his career? Fathers and sons. Strong, smart women. Family. He had a keen sense of hope, but one that was balanced by...

Faith rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2017

This book is a collection of short stories set in Kingdom County, Vermont. The stories feature members of the extended Kinneson family that included farmers, bootleggers, abolitionists, judges and newspaper editors. They are filled with a love of family and nature and show how the people face the...

Sue rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2018

review to come... A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Martie rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2017

Genre: Fiction (Adult) Pub. Date: Jan. 23, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Upon his passing in January 2017, many readers mourned Howard Frank Mosher. Thank goodness his books are immortal and can be read and reread as often as we wish, allowing us to travel into the very real, strikingly beauti...

Katherine rated it ★★★★★

October 27, 2017

Living in Vermont just outside its Northeast Kingdom is what led me to Mosher's books. Having taught for almost 30 years in Vermont and knowing folks and scenes exactly like those he described kept me reading his books. Now, it is with sadness, that his last book has been read. Sadness because th...

Darcysmom rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. Points North, the posthumously published anthology, by Howard Frank Mosher was my introduction to Kingdom County, Vermont. The stories in this collection span many points in the history of Kingdom County with...

Sandi rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2017

I received an advance uncorrected proof from a Goodreads giveaway. Having never read this author before I did not know what to expect. Unfortunately this is his last book...and I loved it. This is a collection of short stories that are set in Vermont... Kingdom County, Vermont. I've only been to...

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