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Travel author Robert M. Goldstein talks about his book,
Travel author Robert M. Goldstein talks about his book, 'Riding with Reindeer: A Bicycle Odyssey through Finland,' Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m., at the Silverdale Library (at adjacent Scout Hall), 3450 NW Carlton St. The event is free and open to the public.
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Travel author Robert M. Goldstein presents a slideshow and signs copies of his book, "Riding with Reindeer: A Bicycle Odyssey through Finland," April 19, 6 p.m., in the Silverdale Library (at adjacent Scout Hall), 3450 NW Carlton St. The event is free and open to the public.

The date was incorrect in the April 15 Kitsap Week.

In summer 2007, Goldstein flew to Helsinki, assembled his folding bicycle and began an epic adventure. "Riding with Reindeer: A Bicycle Odyssey through Finland" intersperses the author's humorous adventures with cultural and historical anecdotes about the regions he traverses and the people he encounters.

In addition to "Riding with Reindeer," Goldstein is the author of "The Gentleman From Finland, Adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express," which received the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award for best travel memoir. He enjoys hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and kayaking throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and has also traveled in India, Nepal, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, China, Vietnam and Bhutan.

He is chief financial officer of the Kitsap Regional Library, and leads trips for the National Outings Program of the Sierra Club.

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