Grand Reads Book Club: The Ridgerunner

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
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While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.

In September, we will be discussing The Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson, a Writers' Trust Fiction Prize winner.


 “Part literary Western, part historical mystery, it’s a vivid story that grabs you by the eyeballs on page one.”—Globe and Mail


November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly twenty years, the notorious thief, known as the Ridgerunner, has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the border to Montana, the solitary drifter, impoverished in means and aged beyond his years, is also a widower and a father. And he is determined to steal enough money to secure his son’s future.

Twelve-year-old Jack Boulton has been left in the care of Sister Beatrice, a formidable nun who keeps him in cloistered seclusion in her grand old house. Though he knows his father is coming for him, the boy longs to return to his family’s cabin, deep in the woods. When Jack finally breaks free, he takes with him something the nun is determined to get back — at any cost.

Set against the backdrop of a distant war raging in Europe and a rapidly changing landscape in the West, Gil Adamson’s follow-up to her award-winning debut, The Outlander, is a vivid historical novel that draws from the epic tradition and a literary Western brimming with a cast of unforgettable characters touched with humour and loss, and steeped in the wild of the natural world.


“Rich and exciting . . . delightful, sinewy language that takes time with the details of the moment, of humour and whimsy . . . Adamson’s writing soars.”—Hamilton Review of Books


Registration required.

***Limited copies of the book are available for pickup at the Grand River Stanley Park Community Library starting Monday, August 30, 2021.  Please call 519-896-1736 to request a copy.***

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.


Event Type(s): Book Club
Age Group(s): Adults
Ana Alves
(519) 743-0271 ext. 272

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