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Marie Blythe

New edition

With an Introduction by Tom Barbash
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.

468 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2


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"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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