A stranger in the kingdom

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Doubleday, Sep 1, 1989 - Fiction - 421 pages
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Murder wasn't the only crime this town would never forget. Kingdom County, Vermont, is tucked between the Green Mountains and the White Mountains not far from the Canadian border- a small town of proud people with ling memories. When the preacher, Walt Andrews, came to town, he was an outsider, a stranger. He was also a black man. It was the summer James Kinneson turned thirteen. Son of the newspaper owner and younger brother of the town's fiery defense lawyer, James witnessed the shattering events that would tear the town apart - a brutal murder and the trial of a man, not so much for what he might have done, but for what he was. A Stranger in the Kingdom is a powerful drama of passion, prejudice, and innocence suddenly lost--and perhaps found again.

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

3.5 stars. This book had some very well written depictions of small town life. The town reminds me of my childhood setting. But I feel that the plot was too predictable and was let down a bit by its ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marianne Wells - Goodreads

This is a great story, wonderfully written. I did find the play by play baseball narrative a bit dull, but was able to skip over it. Anyone who loves baseball would find it enjoyable. Read full review


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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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