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    Author Who Wrote About Life in Rural Vermont Dies at 74
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    **FILE**Howard Frank Mosher tells a story of when he first moved to Vermont at an awards ceremony at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., on Nov. 4, 2005. His newest novel, "On Kingdom Mountain, is being released on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (AP Photo/Alden Pellett)

    A writer best known for his novels about life in rural Vermont has died.

    The wife of author Howard Frank Mosher announced on her husband's Facebook page that he died on Sunday morning at his northern Vermont home in Irasburg.

    The 74-year-old announced last week that he had cancer and was in hospice care.

    Mosher's novels include "Where the Rivers Flow North," "Disappearances" and "A Stranger in the Kingdom." Several of his novels have been adapted into movies.

    Mosher was awarded the $10,000 Herb Lockwood Prize on Friday - several months early due to his condition - which honors individuals who achieve great art and urge others to do the same.

    Mosher also won a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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