A new edition of a classic novel with a strong female lead.
Howard Frank Mosher is one of the best-loved writers of northern New England. One of his most vivid and memorable characters is Marie Blythe. At the dawn of the twentieth century, a young girl with a felicitous name immigrates to Vermont from French Canada. She grows up confronting the grim realities of life with an indomitable spirit—nursing victims of a tuberculosis epidemic, enduring a miscarriage alone in the wilderness, and coping with the uncertainties of love. In Marie Blythe, Mosher has created a strong-minded, passionate, and truly memorable heroine. This edition features a new introduction by novelist Tom Barbash.
About the Author
Described by the Los Angeles Times as “a combination of Ernest Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, and Jim Harrison,” Howard Frank Mosher is the author of Northern Borders, Where the River Flows North, A Stranger in the Kingdom (winner of the New England Book Award for fiction), and other novels and short stories.
"Mosher writes stories, almost folk tales at times, built out of lost and forgotten history, rooted in a strong sense of place, inhabited with colorful characters. His terrain may be specific, but his themes are universal." — USA Today
"Mosher has a fine knack for evoking natural beauty—an otter sliding off an icy log, a loon whooping over a dark lake--and he has a convincing sense of adventure." — Los Angeles Times
"Mosher is a remarkably good observer of nature as well as a born storyteller." — Boston Herald
"With each book, Mosher fleshes out more of his literary turf, a frontier brimming with men and women who follow their own rules." — Boston Globe
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