North country: a personal journey through the borderland

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Howard Frank Mosher embarked on a journey following America's northern border from coast to coast in search of the country's last unspoiled frontiers. What he discovered was a vast and sparsely settled territory largely ignored by the rest of the United States and Canada; a harsh and beautiful region populated by some of the continent's most independent men and women. Mosher brings the remote North Country vividly to life, and reflects on the powerful characters he has encountered in his own life and how this land has shaped his life and his books.
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"A richly observant memoir of a coast-to-coast journey along the US-Canada border . . . An armchair traveler's delight" (Kirkus Reviews).

"Part travelogue, part memoir, part meditation, part exploration," North Country is an account of a trip along the northern border of the United States in search of the country's last unspoiled frontiers (The Boston Sunday Globe). In this vast, sparsely settled territory, Howard Frank Mosher found both a harsh and beautiful landscape and some of the continent's most independent men and women. Here, he brings this remote area to vivid life in a book "bright with anecdote and history and lore and most importantly with affection for his human subjects" (Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Independence Day).

"A classic road book. You could, with confidence, place this book on the shelf next to such American classics as John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley and Jonathan Raban's Old Glory." —Detroit Free Press

"What Mosher's northern journey is really about is our society's loss of Eden, the garden we were promised when we came here. The garden we've turned into pulp fiction and rocket ranges. The very fact that this brave book can stir up so many thoughts about the predicaments of civilization is surely an indication that it is well worth reading." —Ottawa Citizen

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subject_facet Canada -- Description and travel, Frontier and pioneer life -- Canada, Frontier and pioneer life -- United States, Mosher, Howard Frank -- Journeys -- Canada, Mosher, Howard Frank -- Journeys -- United States, Northern boundary of the United States -- Description and travel
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