The Great Northern Express by Howard Frank Mosher
A Writer's Journey Home

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It may not be just right for readers who like their travel yarns full of high adventure in exotic places.
-Dallas News

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From bestselling, nationally celebrated author Howard Frank Mosher, a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn to discover what he loved enough to live for.
 
Several months before novelist Howard Frank Mosher turned sixty-five, he learned that he had prostate cancer. Following forty-six intensive radiation treatments, Mosher set out alone in his twenty-year-old Chevy Celebrity on a monumental road trip and book tour across twenty-first-century America. From a chance meeting with an angry moose in northern New England to late-night walks on the wildest sides of America's largest cities, The Great Northern Express chronicles Mosher's escapades with an astonishing array of erudite bibliophiles, homeless hitchhikers, country crooners and strippers, and aspiring writers of all circumstances.
     Full of high and low comedy and rollicking adventures, this is part travel memoir, part autobiography, and pure, anarchic fun. From coast to coast and border to border, this unforgettable adventure of a top-notch American writer demonstrates that, sometimes, in order to know who we truly are, we must turn the wheel towards home.
 

About Howard Frank Mosher

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HOWARD FRANK MOSHER is the author of ten novels and two memoirs. He was honored with the New England Independent Booksellers Association's President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and is the recipient of the Literature Award bestowed by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His novel A Stranger in the Kingdom won the New England Book Award for fiction and was later made into a movie, as were his novels Disappearances and Where the Rivers Flow North.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Crown. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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Reviewed by Kirkus' Reviews on Jan 01 2012

Fleeting conversations with imaginary characters may strike some readers as overly whimsical, and the digressive story about an inheritance is distracting.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 09 2012

With vivacious humor, Mosher carries readers along on this adventure that offers him a chance to gain a fresh perspective on what he loves enough to live for.

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Dallas News

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Reviewed by Bill Marvel on Mar 24 2012

It may not be just right for readers who like their travel yarns full of high adventure in exotic places.

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Book Loons

Good
Reviewed by Mary Ann Symth

With a wonderful sense of humor and a desire to know what makes us tick, he has written a book that will keep you entertained from the first page to the last.

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