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Where the Rivers Flow North

The book Where the Rivers Flow North was made into the movie Where the Rivers Flow North.

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Book details for Where the Rivers Flow North

Where the Rivers Flow North was written by Howard Frank Mosher. The book was published in 1978 by University of Vermont Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Howard Frank Mosher also wrote A Stranger in the Kingdom (1989).

 

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The stories of Where the Rivers Flow North are "superior work, rich in texture and character," says the Wall Street Journal; "the novella is brilliantly done." That novella, the title story of the collection, was also made into a feature film starring Ri... Read More
The stories of Where the Rivers Flow North are "superior work, rich in texture and character," says the Wall Street Journal; "the novella is brilliantly done." That novella, the title story of the collection, was also made into a feature film starring Rip Torn and Michael J. Fox.

These six stories, available again in this new edition, continue Mosher's career-long exploration of Kingdom County, Vermont. "Within the borders of his fictional kingdom," the Providence Journal has noted, "Mosher has created mountains and rivers, timber forests and crossroads villages, history and language. And he has peopled the landscape with some of the truest, most memorable characters in contemporary literature."

Movie details for Where the Rivers Flow North

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Jay Craven, who also directed Stranger in the Kingdom (1998). Where the Rivers Flow North was produced by Allumination. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Mark Margolis, Michael J. Fox, George Woodard, Yusef Bulos, John Griesemer, Jeri Lynn Cohen, Treat Williams, Amy Wright, Rusty De Wees, Dennis Mientka, John Rothman, Sam Lloyd Sr., Burt Porter and Tony Washburn.

 

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Rip Torn was critically acclaimed for his commanding performance in this 1993 drama set in Virginia in 1927. Where the Rivers Flow North is about an old-time logger who defends his property against a pair of power-company executives (Michael J. Fox and Bi... Read More
Rip Torn was critically acclaimed for his commanding performance in this 1993 drama set in Virginia in 1927. Where the Rivers Flow North is about an old-time logger who defends his property against a pair of power-company executives (Michael J. Fox and Bill Raymond) seeking to build a dam on Torn's leased land. Native American actress Tantoo Cardinal is equally superb as Torn's longtime partner and ardent supporter, and the strength of their relationship is what gives this modestly budgeted, beautifully photographed independent feature most of its high-spirited appeal. The film, adapted from a novel by Howard Frank Mosher, was written and directed by Jay Craven, and would likely have earned Rip Torn an Oscar nomination had it been more widely seen at the time of its release. --Jeff Shannon