Title: A Stranger in the Kingdom
Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Signed by author on title page. No inscription. Book in Near Fine condition. Square, tight, clean and bright. Unclipped DJ is Near Fine. Light wear to corners and head and tail of spine. Quarter inch tear at head of front gutter. A half-inch tear on rear top corner. Scans available. Bookseller Inventory # 000494
Synopsis: Howard Frank Mosher has earned both critical acclaim and a wide readership for his vivid historical portraits of northern New England residents in his fictional Kingdom County, Vermont. A Stranger in the Kingdom tells the unforgettable story of a brutal murder in a small town and the devastating events that follow. The town"s new preacher, a black man, finds himself on trial more for who he is than for what he might have done in this powerful drama of passion, prejudice, and innocence suddenly lost . . . and perhaps found again.
From the Back Cover:
"Reminiscent of to Kill a Mockingbird and Anatomy of a Murder--Absorbing."
-- The New York Times
"A great book for our time and all time, for the north county and for all the country."
-- Ernest Hebert
"Magnificent--compelling--a dark drama--told with such dexterity--shot through with such light and humor, with such marvelous assemblage of major and minor figures--and such intimate understanding of community mores and history, that there is no danger of this being a one-season best seller."
-- The Vermont Sunday Magazine
"Like a big easy chair, a book to sink into-- The actual plot, with its familiar elements of race sex, murder and long-held grudges, is compelling enough. But the real mystery lie, as it should, in motivation-what makes people do what they do? What pain, what secrets, can and cannot be held in the human heart?"
-- The New York Times Book Review
"Mosher's writing is lovingly forged, understated and laden with images which surprise and haunt."
-- The Boston Herald
"Fine prose, fascinating people and a heck of a story"
-- Vance Bourjaily
"Exciting and memorable-- Howard Frank Mosher has made a small-town story into a universal one. He has filled it with memorable people and carried it along on a rolling wave suspense. And, best of all. He has not lost the small town in all action. It is rich with local lore and local character."
-- Wallace Stegner, author id Angle of Repose and The Spectator Bird
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