Congratulations to Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice!

The votes have been counted and we are very excited to announce the first ever One Book, One Ptbo selection - Moon of the Crusted Snow!

Print and digital copies of the book are now available (we've ordered a lot of copies!). Place a hold or pick up a copy from our One Book, One Ptbo display near our New Book Shelf. Stay tuned for information about upcoming programs in the Fall.

About Waubgeshig and his Book

Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was published in 2018 and became a national bestseller. He graduated from the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2002 and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host. He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and three sons. His forthcoming novel, Moon of the Turning Leaves, will be published in October 2023.

“I’m thrilled and honoured that Moon of the Crusted Snow has been selected for One Book, One Peterborough. Connecting with readers through public libraries is a very special relationship, and I’m overjoyed that members of the Peterborough Public Library will have an opportunity to read my story through this important initiative.”
- Waubgeshig Rice

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 Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Moon of the Crusted Snow book jacket

A daring post-apocalyptic thriller from a powerful rising literary voice. 

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow.

Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.

Place a hold on Moon of the Crusted Snow

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Partial funding for this project was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.