Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. — RUTLAND — On Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host acclaimed Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher for a discussion of his new novel, “God’s Kingdom.” Mosher will read an excerpt from his new book, and discuss the question “Where Does Fiction Come From?” with reference to the excerpt, then do a short question and answer session.
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.” —Stephen King
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.
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of “God’s Kingdom” will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed.
Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in Rutland.
For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit the website, www.phoenixbooks.biz.