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One Book Belgrade

One Book Belgrade aims to foster community connections in Belgrade by bringing people together to read. It is also the annual Adult Winter Reading Program at the Belgrade Community Library and will hopefully become something the community looks forward to year after year.

One Book Belgrade 2022

February 10th, 2022 from 6:00-7:30PM  – A Night with Author Michael Punke

Michael Punke will give a talk and answer audience questions about his book Ridgeline.

How to Read the Book

Place a hold on one of the library’s two-week copies of this year’s pick by visiting the library’s online catalog. You’ll be contacted when it’s ready for pickup! No renewals are allowed on the two-week copies of the book, in order to allow for the most people possible to read it. Please return directly to the Belgrade Community Library in the outside book return.

The library also has a copy of the audiobook. Libby, or Montana Library2Go, has 3 copies of the e-book, though there is a 2 week wait list right now.

Winter Reading

To participate in the 2021 Adult Winter Reading Program log on to ReadSquared, a new reading tracker app, or pick up a physical reading log at the library when you borrow your book.

If you read and track at least 5 books between January 1 and March 31 through ReadSquared or the paper logs, you’ll be entered to win a prize from a group of local businesses (prizes to be determined). No limit on the number of logs you submit, but there can be no repeat books. Audiobooks, graphic novels, and ebooks all count towards the goal as long as they have at least 150 pages.

If you read The Royal Wulff Murders you’ll get an additional entry (we’ll track this, don’t worry!). All logs must be submitted by March 31 to be eligible for prizes. If you attend any of the tie-in events, you’ll get an entry for each one you attend live (make sure you provide your real name and email address when you initially register and when you sign in to the event so your attendance is tracked).

May the odds be ever in your favor! Get hooked on a book this winter!

2022 Book Selection:
Ridgeline

Michael Punke - Ridgeline

The thrillin, long-awaited return of the #1 New York Times bestselling authorof The Revenant

In 1866, with the country barely recovered from the Civil War, new war breaks out on the western frontier—a clash of cultures between the Native tribes who have lived on the land for centuries and a young, ambitious nation. Colonel Henry Carrington arrives in Wyoming’s Powder River Valley to lead the US Army in defending the opening of a new road for gold miners and settlers. Carrington intends to build a fort in the middle of critical hunting grounds, the home of the Lakota. Red Cloud, one of the Lakota’s most respected chiefs, and Crazy Horse, a young but visionary warrior, understand full well the implications of this invasion. For the Lakota, the stakes are their home, their culture, their lives.

As fall bleeds into winter, Crazy Horse leads a small war party that confronts Colonel Carrington’s soldiers with near constant attacks. Red Cloud, meanwhile, wants to build the tribal alliances that he knows will be necessary to defeat the soldiers. Colonel Carrington seeks to hold together a US Army beset with internal discord. Carrington’s officers are skeptical of their commander’s strategy, none more so than Lieutenant George Washington Grummond, who longs to fight a foe he dismisses as inferior in all ways. The rank-and-file soldiers, meanwhile, are still divided by the residue of civil war, and tempted to desertion by the nearby goldfields.

Throughout this taut saga—based on real people and events—Michael Punke brings the same immersive, vivid storytelling and historical insight that made his breakthrough debut so memorable. As Ridgeline builds to its epic conclusion, it grapples with essential questions of conquest and justice that still echo today.

(taken from Amazon description)

About the Author – Michael Punke

Michael Punke is a bestselling author of The Revenant, which was adapted into an award winning major motion picture. This year he published the book Ridgeline, following his 2020 book Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West. In addition to these works, he authored Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mine Disaster of 1917.

Outside of being an author, Punke served as the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff and on Capitol Hill. He was formerly the history correspondent for “Montana Quarterly,” and an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. His family home is in Montana. Laslty, he is a fan of Montana trout streams and vraft brews. 

(compiled from Michael Punke’s Twitter account & his bio on Amazon)

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