One Book Belgrade

One Book BelgradeOne 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 to 7:30 pm - 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

Visit the library to pick up a copy that you can checkout for a two-week period! In order to allow for the most people possible to read the book, no renewals are allowed on the two-week copies of the book. Please return the book directly to the Belgrade Community Library.

The library also has a copy of the audiobook on CD and Large Type copies. Libby, or Montana Library2Go, has 3 copies of the e-book, though there may wait list right now.

Winter Reading

To participate in the 2021 Adult Winter Reading Program, pick up a paper reading log at the library when you borrow your book.

If you read and track at least 5 books between January 1 and February 28 through 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 e-books all count towards the goal as long as they have at least 150 pages.

If you read Ridgeline you'll get an additional entry (we'll track this, don't worry!). All logs must be submitted by February 28 to be eligible for prizes. If you attend any of the tie-in events, you'll get an entry for each one you attend (make sure you sign in during the event so we can track entries!).

May the odds be ever in your favor! Read the terrain this winter!

Michael Punke - Ridgeline2022 Book Selection: Ridgeline

The thrilling, long-awaited return of the Number 1 New York Times bestselling author of 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 U.S. 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.

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. Lastly, he is a fan of Montana trout streams and draft brews.

(Compiled from Michael Punke's Twitter account and his biography on Amazon)

One Book Belgrade Tie-In Programs

Kids and Teens Tie-In Event

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The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty


The Royal Wulff Murders
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan


Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark Sullivan