Book Discussion on April 11th – Moon of the Crusted Snow

Posted Apr 04, 2024

The latest session of the Reading Diversely Book Club will be meeting on April 11th at 6pm on the second floor of the library to discuss Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. This program is INST and cardsSTANDtogether approved! You do not need to have attended other Reading Diversely sessions to attend this – all are welcome!

Moon of the Crusted Snow is a short post-apocalyptic novel. The description is “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.

The community leadership loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision.”

We hope you will read and come discuss with us!