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One Book, One Ptbo aims to build community through the shared experience of reading the same book and participating in programs and events inspired by the themes found within the narrative.  Our first One Book, One Ptbo selection, Moon of the Crusted Snow, is a daring post-apocalyptic thriller from a powerful literary voice, Waubgeshig Rice. 

 “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

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig RiceMoon of the Crusted Snow book jacket

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.

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One Book, One Ptbo Grand Finale: Meet Waubgeshig Rice

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm

One Book, One Ptbo culminates with a visit from Waubgeshig Rice, author of our inaugural selection, Moon of the Crusted Snow. Rice will read from his book, as well as his new sequel, Moon of the Turning Leaves. The evening will also feature a live author interview by local journalist and voracious reader, Joelle Kovach.

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.

Register for the Grand Finale, starting Monday, October 2

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