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AUGUSTA — Anders Morley plans this month to read from his book, “This Land of Snow,” as well as discuss his journey through Canada’s wilderness.

The talk is to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in person at Lithgow Public Library at 45 Winthrop St., as well as via Zoom.

“This Land of Snow” is about a 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 adrenaline and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger, according to a news release from the library.

Along the way readers gain insight 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.

“This Land of Snow” was honored with the 2021 National Outdoor Book Award in the travel writing category.

Morley has worked as a translator and teacher in Italy, a tree planter in Saskatchewan, and a forester’s assistant in British Columbia. Booklist called his first book “a captivating memoir” and “an eloquent ode to the harsh beauty of winter,” while Publishers Weekly described it as “a thoughtful and inspiring account” that “weaves together human and natural history with skill.”

Morley’s work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Northern Woodlands, The Aurorean, and New Hampshire. He divides his time between New Hampshire and northern Italy.

To register for the Zoom event, visit

For more information, call the library at 207-626-2415 or visit its website.

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