Howard Frank Mosher, 74; Ver­mont nov­el­ist

Pawtucket Times - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

IRAS­BURG, Vt. (AP) — Howard Frank Mosher, a Ver­mont writer best known for his nov­els about life in the state's ru­ral North­east King­dom, has died. He was 74.

Mosher's wife, Phyl­lis, an­nounced on her hus­band's Face­book page that he died Sun­day morn­ing at his home in Iras­burg. The writer had an­nounced last week that he had cancer and was in hospice care.

Mosher and his wife moved to north­east­ern Ver­mont in 1964 af­ter get­ting out of col­lege. They ini­tially planned to stay for a year or two, but they never left.

"What we found in the North­east King­dom was just a gold mine of sto­ries that no writer had ever told be­fore, and I pretty much ded­i­cated my life to telling them," Mosher told Ver­mont Pub­lic Ra­dio in a 2010 in­ter­view. He reimag­ined the hard­scrab­ble re­gion by cre­at­ing a fic­tional lo­ca­tion known as King­dom County.

"I don't merely view him as a voice for Ver­mont," Chris Bo­h­jalian, a Ver­mont au­thor, told the Burling­ton Free Press. "I view him as a beau­ti­ful stylist who found the uni­ver­sal­i­ties of the hu­man con­di­tion in the idio­syn­cra­sies of Ver­mont."

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