Author Anders Morley joins the Sea-to-Sky Libraries to talk about his book, This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter, the recipient of the 2021 National Outdoor Book Award in Journeys. Anders will give a reading from his book, share his story, and answer audience questions!
This event will take place on Zoom. Please register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o0u_Tu7ISi-nuW6bHJ5k2A
This event is free and all are welcome!
About the book:
A passionate skier since he was a child, Anders Morley dreamed of going on a significant adventure, something bold and of his own design. And so one year in his early thirties, he decided to strap on cross-country skis to travel across Canada in the winter alone.
This Land of Snow is about that journey and a man who must come to terms with what he has left behind, as well as how he wants to continue living after his trip is over. It is an honest, thoughtful, and humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenalin and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. Along the way readers gain insight, both charming and fascinating, into Northern outdoor culture and modern-day wilderness living, the history of northern exploration and Nordic skiing, the right to roam movement, winter ecology, and more.
Throughout, Morley’s clear, subtle, and self-deprecating voice speaks to a backwoods-genteel aesthetic that explores the dichotomy between wildness and refinement, language and personal story, journey and home.