Library will host Vermont author

The Rutland Free Library will host author Howard Frank Mosher for a visit on Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 7 p.m. During his visit Mosher will present a slide show entitled Where in the World is Kingdom County?

Mosher is the author of such acclaimed novels as "A Stranger in the Kingdom", "Where the Rivers Flow North", and "Disappearances", all of which have been made into feature movies.

Mosher will discuss how, in his latest book "On Kingdom Mountain," he transformed the beautiful and wild corner of Vermont where he has lived for more than 40 years into fiction that will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts across the country.

"On Kingdom Mountain" tells the story of Miss Jane Hubbell Kinneson, bookwoman, bird carver, avid hunter and fisherman, and Vermont individualist, and her battle to preserve the ancestral mountain where she lives from development. Threatened by a consortium of local businessmen aiming to build a new highway and a ski resort on her wilderness peak, Miss Jane heroically fights to save the endangered area and shows herself to be a force of nature (Booklist), one of the strongest and most engaging women characters in current fiction.

Howard Frank Mosher, a Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the New England Book Award, and the ACLU Excellence in the Arts Award is a force of nature in his own right.

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