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Local Author at Bethlehem Library

Local Author at Bethlehem Library

This Land of Snow:  Skiing Across NW Canada


Bethlehem Public Library welcomes local author Anders Morley to speak on his new book, This Land of Snow.  This free program, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6pm, will be in the Library’s community room.

For as long as he could remember, Morley dreamed of taking a very long walk. In his thirties, happily married and living in a faraway country but pining for the silent and snowy winters of his New Hampshire home, he decided to unite his old dream with his equally long-standing love of winter. Fourteen months later, just as the snow was starting to fall, he set off alone to spend the four coldest months of the year traveling on skis across the half-wild country of northwestern Canada.

This Land of Snow tells the story of that journey.  The book offers insightful glimpses into life at the edge of the great northern wilderness, the history of cold-weather exploration and nordic skiing, the right-to-roam movement, winter ecology, and more.

Publisher’s Weekly says, “A thoughtful and inspiring account . . . Morley weaves together human and natural history with skill. Those with a taste for adventure and an appreciation for nature’s gifts will enjoy this moving expedition.”

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 contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and Mail, Northern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. He now resides in Littleton, NH.

This will be a social distanced indoor event.  Masks are required inside the library.

Bethlehem Library programs are free and open to all North Country residents.

Bethlehem Public Library serves the residents of Bethlehem, NH and is open six days per week.  For hours, news, and other information, see their website or Facebook page.


Oct 08 2021


6:00 pm


Bethlehem Library