2 ‘Tale’ authors make good book lists

January 30, 2010
Staff Report

Forthcoming books by two previous “A Tale for Three Counties” authors are getting a boost from the American Booksellers Association.

The ABA which compiles lists of recommended reads for independent bookstores are singling out the next novels from Mark Spragg and Howard Frank Mosher, both of which are due in March.

Spragg’s “Bone Fire” (Knopf), scheduled for release March 2, has been chosen for the month’s Indie Next List, which features books that come highly recommended by independent booksellers.

Susan Wasson of Bookworks in Albuquerque, N.M., says “Mark Spragg’s writing is lyrical and wonderfully descriptive, and his characters come alive in this story, set in modern-day Wyoming. In Bone Fire, we have the return of characters from Spragg’s ‘An Unfinished Life’ and a 10-year-old boy who will grab hold of your heart and never let go. This is writing and reading at its very best!”

Howard Frank Mosher’s next book, “Walking to Gatlinburg” (Shaye Areheart Books), was named a “Notable Pick” for March by the ABA. Mosher’s Civil War-era novel is due March 9.

Spragg was the “Tale” author in 2007, two years after Mosher was featured in the community reading program.

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