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The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home

Mosher, Howard Frank

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ISBN 10: 0307450694 / ISBN 13: 9780307450692
Published by Crown, New York, 2012
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Howard Frank Mosher." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $25.00); edgewear at spine ends and corners; an "Autographed Copy" sticker on the front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007942

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Title: The Great Northern Express: A Writer's ...

Publisher: Crown, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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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.

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