One Book One Brant Author Event (Gil Adamson)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
South Dumfries Community Centre

Event Details

Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson ... Let's Read Together!

For the uninitiated the concept is simple: Borrow a copy of Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson from the Library beginning Thursday, January 26 (advance holds will be taken starting mid January).  Readers are automatically entered into our prize draw.

One Book One Brant Author Event: Hear Gil Adamson Live! 

Free Program.  Registration Required.

About the book

Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Winner

Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist

Part literary Western and part historical mystery, Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner Ridgerunner is now available as a paperback.

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.


Program Policies

Cancellation of Program by the Library

·      Registrants will be notified of a cancelled program as early as possible.

·      All fees paid will be refunded.

Cancellation of Registration by the Registrant

·      Registrants will notify the Library immediately if they are unable to attend. 

·      Cancellations received less than one week before the program date will not receive a refund. 

·      Registrants who miss or forget a program will not receive a refund. 


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·      Names of individuals will be used in photograph captions only with express written consent on a Photo Permission Form.

Event Type(s): Book & Author Events, Teen Programs, Adult Programs, Seniors' Programs
Age Group(s): Adults (18+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18)
Gary Jermy
(519) 442-2433

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