Where the Rivers Flow North

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Where the Rivers Flow North is a 1978 novel, written by Howard Frank Mosher, and a 1993 film, based on the novel and directed by Jay Craven.


Set in the late 1920s, its main characters are Noel Lord and Bangor, a couple that live together in the wilderness of Vermont living off the land and using the trees in their numerous acreage as a way to make their money. A major company comes through and tries their best to take Noel's land from him through money and then finally trying to kill him in the end. In his books Mosher gives much detail of the wildlife as well as the culture of the times.

Film adaptation[edit]

Where the Rivers Flow North
Directed byJay Craven
Produced byJay Craven
Bess O'Brien
John Fusco (associate)
CinematographyPaul Ryan
Edited byBarbara Tulliver
Release date
  • March 4, 1994 (1994-03-04)
Running time
114 minutes
CountryUnited States

The novel was later made into a film that was produced in 1993 and had a cast of Rip Torn, Michael J. Fox, and Tantoo Cardinal. Produced by Jay Craven.



The film received mixed reviews.[1][2]


  1. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW : Rip Torn Steers Right Course in 'Rivers Flow North' - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1994-12-07. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  2. ^ John Petrakis (1994-09-16). "Spirited `Rivers' Weaves Several Storylines Into Its Flow - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24.

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