On Sunday, November 8th at 4pm, the Toadstool Bookshops in Keene, Peterborough, and Nashua will host New Hampshire author Anders Morley as he presents and discusses his memoir This Land of Snow.
A passionate skier since he was a child growing up in New Hampshire, 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 adrenaline and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. More than just a travel memoir, though, it's a celebration of northern winter, in which the season itself becomes a metaphor that helps resolve the midlife crisis that initiated the journey. Along the way, the book weaves together reflections and observations on trails, winter ecology, the history of skiing and exploration, the First Nations experience, northern living, ecophilosophy, and more. In this live event, Anders will read selections, discuss the influence of the Granite State on his life’s trajectory, and will be more than happy to answer any questions about the book or about him.
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. Anders lives in Littleton, NH.
To attend this event, click on the Zoom logo at 4pm on Sunday, November 8th!