There are two new books at the library for you to check out: Points North by Howard Frank Mosher, and World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross Country Ski Team by Peggy Shinn.
Points North is a collection of stories completed by Mosher just weeks before his death in January, 2017. The stories all take place in Mosher's fictional Kingdom County, Vt., and focus on the lives of the Kinneson family. As described by some fellow authors: "How bittersweet these last, wonderful Points North stories are, and how they intensify the loss of Howard Frank Mosher, one of our most beloved and sure-footed storytellers ... Back one last time with the man who gave these people and this place such rich, abundant, glorious life." - Richard Russo. "There's a delightful circularity and gemlike clarity to Howard Frank Mosher's final gift to American letters ... A stunning, and for many of us, heartbreaking, culmination for one of the most unique of American writers." - Jeffrey Lent, author of In the Fall and Before We Sleep.
The second book, World Class, explores and celebrates the rise of the U.S. women's cross country team. If you would like to meet the author as well as some of the athletes themselves, there will be a book signing at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on Saturday, March 24. For more information, click here.