Peter Orner

Described by the Los Angeles Times as “a combination of Ernest Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, and Jim Harrison,” Howard Frank Mosher (1942–2017) was the author of Northern Borders, Marie Blythe, A Stranger in the Kingdom (winner of the 1991 New England Book Award for fiction), and many other books. He received a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the American Civil Liberties Union Award for Excellence in the Arts.

The stories of Where the Rivers Flow North are “superior work, rich in texture and character,” says the Wall Street Journal; “the novella...