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“The Cartographer of No Man’s Land” is 2018 One Book, One Community pick


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In partnership, the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo public libraries, Concordia College’s Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library, North Dakota State University Libraries, Moorhead Community Education and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County have selected The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy as the 2018 One Book, One Community selection.

Set during World War I and centered on the themes of family, friendship and sacrifice, Duffy’s book examines how peoples’ lives are forever changed in wartime, whether on the battlefield or at home.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in September and features several events including a community book discussion, film screenings, cultural exhibits and other engaging programs. The project will finish with two events with the author on Thursday, Oct. 25. Duffy will speak at an invitation only informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, she will take the stage for an author presentation and book signing at the Knutson Campus Center Centrum on the campus of Concordia College. This event is free and open to the public.

Copies of the book are available for check out in several formats (print and ebook) at each of the participating libraries; book club kits are also available. For a list of related events and resources, visit any participating library starting Aug. 1 or visit

This is the seventh year of the One Book, One Community reading project, which centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. The project is generously supported by Friends of the Fargo Public Library, Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, Friends of the Moorhead Library and Moorhead Community Education.

Visit the Fargo Public Library website for more information.