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The Great Northern Express

A Writer's Journey Home
Mosher, Howard Frank (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Great Northern Express


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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.
Authors: Mosher, Howard Frank
Title: The great northern express
a writer's journey home
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 246 p. ;,22 cm.
Local Note: 6 53 57 74 76 80 97 133 148 216 222 226 263 264
ISBN: 9780307450692
0307450694
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Report This Jun 30, 2012
  • Raynpetal rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I didn't like this book much. Yes the author takes you on a trip with him, but I'd rather stay home and read something a little more flavorful.

Report This Mar 19, 2012
  • Mary43 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a fun read! Quick, and lots of grinning with some Lauring out loud. A trip to promote his book, mixed with story telling about the place he now calls home in the north of VT with its interesting folks.

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