The Fall of the Year

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Set in the beautiful mountains of Kingdom County, THE FALL OF THE YEAR is Howard Frank Mosher's brilliant autobiographical novel about love in all its forms, from friendship to the most passionate romance, in a place where family, community, vocation, and the natural world still matter profoundly. Here are the lively stories of the eccentric inhabitants of Kingdom County, including Louvia the Fortuneteller; Foster Boy Dufresne, the local bottle picker; and the daredevil tomboy Molly Murphy, who risks her life to fulfill her dream of running away with the Greatest Little Show on Earth. Mosher's kingdom is "timeless. It existed well before man, has survived his spell upon it, and will do so long after the curtain has fallen" (Washington Post Book World).
 

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User Review  - jphamilton - LibraryThing

I grew up in the great Northeast Kingdom area of Vermont, which becomes Kingdom County in Mosher's fiction—and he takes me home again in this novel. This author uses his eye for the rural Vermont ... Read full review

THE FALL OF THE YEAR

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
30
Section 4
37
Section 5
50
Section 6
72
Section 7
108
Section 8
142
Section 9
179
Section 10
205
Section 11
216
Section 12
237
Section 13
253
Section 14
267
Section 15
278
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About the author (2000)

HOWARD FRANK MOSHER is the author of ten books, including Waiting for Teddy Williams, The True Account, and A Stranger in the Kingdom, which, along with Disappearances, was corecipient of the New England Book Award for fiction. He lives in Vermont.

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