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A Stranger in the Kingdom: A Novel
by Howard Frank Mosher

Published: 2002-09-04
Paperback : 432 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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  "A Stranger in the Kingdom "by AprilAnn (see profile) 02/14/18

A dark story about a time in history we're too quick to forget. As a native New Englander, I really appreciated the "authentic" dialogue, too. This was my first book by Mosher, who sadly passed away recently,... (read more)

 
  "Kingdom County is barely fiction"by lesliechris (see profile) 12/02/07

Living in Northern Vermont, often referred to as the "Northeast Kingdom," I felt a real connection to the people and the land of Kingdom county. Mosher tells the story without making the usual type casting... (read more)

 
  "Small town life?"by sklewis (see profile) 11/29/07

This should be 4 stars- IT error!
An engaging story with very interesting characters. It was neither as dark or unhappy as I expected it to be. A good story.

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