Howard Frank Mosher has died

Earlier this week, Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher announced on his Facebook page that he was suffering from cancer and had entered hospice care. In a new post, his wife, Phillis Mosher, announced that he passed away on Sunday. He was 74.

Various tributes have been pouring out since the news from Vermont writers and readers. According to Vermont Public Radio, his “stories celebrated the Northeast Kingdom as the last bastion of a people and a way of life that has all but disappeared from Vermont.”

He was known for books such as Disappearances, Where the Rivers Flow North, andStranger in the Kingdom. His final novel, Northern Borders is expected to hit bookstores later this year.