Season 4: Episode 4 – Hilton Everett Moore author of “North of Nelson”

Season 4: Episode 4–The UP Notable Book Club presents Hilton Everett Moore author of North of Nelson

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HILTON EVERETT MOORE is a published short story author who lives and writes at his remote cabin in the near wilderness of Baraga County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has held many positions in his life including: a stint as a kennel man for a Humane Society, a factory worker, later as a certified pipe welder in the oil fields of West Texas, and also as an assistant manager of a lumber company. Ironically, in a chapter he would like to forget, a gut-wrenching failed attempt at owning a restaurant. After a midlife crisis, he went back to college and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Upon graduation, he was employed in the Michigan prison system as a Clinical Social Worker. Presently he enjoys writing in his cabin in the wilderness. He likes to fish with worms.

North of Nelson: Stories of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula presents six gripping short stories set in the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that will hold the reader spellbound as the various protagonists live, and sometimes perish, in this often harsh and rugged land. The mythical village of Nelson frames the life and plights of the various actors as they plunge headlong physically, psychologically, and metaphorically, into the treacherous waters of the Sturgeon River Country, where humans live precariously on the edge of a knife, and every mistake could be fatal. While this work is entirely fiction–it easily spans over a century– the tales dig at, and lay bare, a slice of Americana, a neglected culture, which is rapidly atrophying in rural areas–not only across the Upper Peninsula, but in much of the rural north.

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