This Land of Snow was awarded the National Outdoor Book Award in the category of Journeys. From NOBA "...To put it simply, This Land of Snow is a tour-de-force of adventure writing. Author Anders Morley chronicles an extraordinary journey in which he mostly skis across Northwest Canada, from the Pacific Ocean, all the way across three provinces, finally ending in Manitoba. What makes this book rise above others is that the narrative is a multifaceted adventure, bringing in elements of culture, character, humor, all of which overlay Morley's dogged perseverance. Morley is thoughtful, perceptive, and keenly observant. As he meets people along the way, he listens to their way of speech and captures it in his writing. It is just one more way Morley brings life to this book. This is what great journey writing is all about: an inward and outward adventure that entertains and enlightens. An outstanding work!"
Come along on an adventure into the depths of a northern winter with author Anders Morley as he presents his book This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter, the story of his four-month journey through the wilds of northwestern Canada on cross-country skis. More than just a tale of adventure, the book is a meditation on the coldest season and on the approach of mid-life, which Booklist's Brenda Barrera has called "a captivating memoir" and "an eloquent ode to the harsh beauty of winter." Morley will discuss and share anecdotes from his journey, read from his book, and show photographs from along the way.
Please register at ptlib.org/snow. If you do not have access to a computer or Zoom and want to attend this program, please contact Sydney Krawiec at 724-941-9430 ext. 3260.
A dual-citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy, where he worked as a translator and English teacher and explored the Alps in his free time. He regularly contributes to New Hampshire Magazine. His work has appeared in various other publications, including The Globe and Mail, Northern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire.