The Moorhead Public Library is pleased to once again be a One Book, One Community partner. Since 2013, the annual community reading project has worked to foster community by encouraging the entire Fargo-Moorhead community to read one book, together.
The 2023 selected title is “Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic” by Natalie Warren. The book tells the remarkable 85-day journey of the first women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Following the route made famous by Eric Sevareid in his 1935 classic “Canoeing with the Cree,” Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho faced unexpected trials, some harrowing and some simply odd. Along the way, the two friends encounter occasional pitfalls that test character and friendship. Warren’s account retraces the women’s journey from inspiration to Arctic waters, giving readers an insider view from the practicalities of planning a three-month canoe expedition to the successful accomplishment of the adventure of a lifetime. The book follows these modern women (and their dog) as they recreate this historic trip, including the pleasures and perils, the sexism, the social and environmental implications and the enduring wonder of the wilderness.
One Book, One Community reading project launches in August and features a variety of events including book discussions, presentations, films and other programs. The program will conclude with an Author Presentation by Natalie Warren on October 19 which is made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the Friends of the Fargo Public Library.
Join the Moorhead Public Library for the following programs:
Indigenous Canoe and Kayak Origins and Canoeing Basics with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Paula Comeau
Saturday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the Moorhead Public Library
Book Discussion of Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren
Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Moorhead Public Library
Author Presentation Featuring Natalie Warren
Thursday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at Concordia College – Centrum