Search Results: "Howard Frank Mosher"


BOOK REVIEW

ON KINGDOM MOUNTAIN by Howard Frank Mosher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2007

"'Storytelling' run amok."
Plucky spinster and rakish pilot meet cute in 1930s Vermont. Sentimentality, laced with whimsy, oozes like syrup—sleep-inducing stuff. Read full book review >

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NORTHERN BORDERS by Howard Frank Mosher
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A gentle, meandering story, rich in the details of country life without being unduly sentimental, despite the occasionally overdone rural eccentricities. (Author tour)"
Mosher (A Stranger in the Kingdom, 1989, etc.) is on familiar territory in his nostalgic fifth novel of life in northern Vermont's Kingdom County, as told by a man remembering his boyhood on the farm of his beloved grandparents. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR TEDDY WILLIAMS by Howard Frank Mosher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2004

"The outcome is as ambrosial as the story itself. Now if only we knew what happens with Ethan and Louisianne."
A baseball story as sweet and heart-gladdening as the juice from a ripe peach, by highly regarded Vermont novelist and memoirist Mosher (The True Account, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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GOD'S KINGDOM by Howard Frank Mosher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"No Catcher in the Rye angst here. Instead you'll find a welcome dose of nostalgic realism laced with hard-edged wisdom."
Mosher (The Great Northern Express, 2012, etc.) finds a coming-of-age story in God's Kingdom, "up in the little known mountains of northern Vermont hard by the Canadian border." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"One man's appreciation for curious experiences, portrayed with self-effacing wit; best suited for fans of the author's work."
An acclaimed novelist's cross-country, "Great American Book Tour," woven with quaint recollections of teaching in northern Vermont as well as enthusiasm for trout fishing. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2003

"Readers who traveled the continent with Lewis and Clark in Brian Hall's masterly I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company will see the same landmarks and run into the same people, but they'll have a much, much easier trip—and more fun."
A daft Vermonter and his loyal nephew precede Lewis and Clark—in an erudite and absorbing tweak of the Great Exploration. Read full book review >

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WALKING TO GATLINBURG by Howard Frank Mosher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"We are in the hands of a skilled storyteller, and every word matters. A captivating story, and one that cries for a sequel."
There are two good reasons to go to Gatlinburg. One is to visit Dolly Parton's theme park. Mosher (On Kingdom Mountain, 2007, etc.) limns the other in this expertly written novel. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF THE YEAR by Howard Frank Mosher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"Capraesque storytelling bursting with juice and flavor, a novel as charming as it is colorful, even if it is at times a bit too predictable."
A usual cast of rural eccentrics peoples the latest from Vermont writer Mosher (Northern Borders, 1994, etc.), as he highlights a crucial summer for an orphan boy who's come home from college in the 1950s to prepare himself for the seminary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1997

"Even so, his book makes for an armchair traveler's delight. (Author tour)"
A richly observant memoir of a coast-to-coast journey along the US-Canada border, which the author undertook ``a little unsure of how to proceed but eager to see what I could.'' The people along that line, writes novelist Mosher (Northern Borders, 1994, etc.), are a breed apart: self-reliant, tenacious, suspicious of the governments in Washington and Ottawa alike, to the point of harboring secessionist sympathies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >