Join acclaimed Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher for a discussion of his new novel, God's Kingdom.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in the Catskill Mountains in 1942, Howard Frank Mosher has lived in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom, "God's Kingdom," since 1964. Mosher has two grown children with his wife of 50 years, Phillis. Howard Frank Mosher is one of America's most acclaimed writers. His fiction set in the world of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom chronicles the intertwining family histories of the natives, wanderers, outcasts, and fugitives - white, Native American, escaped slaves fleeing north, French Canadians, and others who settled in this remote and beautiful place.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Set in the 1950's, God's Kingdom reveals the Kinneson family through the coming of age of the heir to its rich and complicated history, Jim. Earnest and innocent, Jim is a bright student, a loving son and brother, but also 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-obscure 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. God's Kingdom is the masterful new novel by Howard Frank Mosher - a treat for anyone who enjoys being told a beguiling story.
"This is American fiction at its very best, a rip-roaring story full of hilarity and heartbreak. I finished it feeling better about myself and life in general. God's Kingdom is the good stuff, the very best stuff, honest and emotionally resonant. Don't miss it."
"Few writers plumb the cords that link fathers and sons with the hope—and humor—of Howard Frank Mosher. He is wistful and wise, and his moral compass is as precise as his immense skills as a storyteller. I cherish my visits to the mythical Kingdom County that once upon a time was Vermont."
DATE: Saturday, October 10th at 1pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center Street, Rutland
ADMISSION: Free and open to all.
EVENT FORMAT: Howard will read an excerpt from his new book, talk for a few minutes on “Where Does Fiction Come From?”, with reference to the excerpt, then do a short Q&A. Copies of God's Kingdom will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed.