NU Café Book Club launches

A new book club has officially launched for Nipissing University students and alumni through the NU Café networking platform. NU Café Book Club members will have two months to read each selection followed by the opportunity to participate in a virtual Book Club Chat about the book with a special guest.

Registration for Book Club is free, but participants will need to obtain their own copy of the chosen reading. Every eight weeks, Book Club members can cast their vote for the next selection through an online poll.

The first book, Ridgerunner by Gil Anderson, has been pre-selected and members have until March 18 to read it. 

Part literary Western and part historical mystery, Ridgerunner is the follow-up to Gil Adamson’s award-winning and critically acclaimed novel The Outlander

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. 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. 

More information about the NU Café and how to join can be found here.

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