Caledon Public Library
Virtual Book Club: Moon of the Crusted Snow

Thursday, Jun. 18, 3:00 p.m.
Are you missing your book club?  Or looking for a new book to read and discuss?  Caledon Public Library is hosting a virtual book club.  In celebration of Indigenous History month, we will be reading Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice, available on Hoopla.  If you don’t already have a hoopla account, sign up for free with your library card and start reading or listening today.  Join us to share your opinions and hear what others thought of the book. Join Zoom Meeting on your computer or device
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Meeting ID: 880 0685 8875
Password: 293687
Book Synopsis:
Fall is just about to turn into winter when cell service goes out in a Anishinaabe community in Rice’s chilling post-apocalyptic novel (following Legacy). The novel centers on Evan Whitesky, a young father to two children living on a reservation in northern Canada who is attempting to relearn and maintain the traditional ways in a world where society has collapsed and electricity, cell phones, land lines, and satellites have all disappeared. In the absence of all the things that make the long, harsh winters of northern Canada easier, the community has to band together to ensure its survival, doling out canned provisions and trying to ensure running water and heat for everyone for as long as possible. When a man arrives seeking refuge from the chaos in the south, Evan and his community allow him to stay in spite of their misgivings. As the winter progresses and hunger sets in, hostility rises and small-town power struggles become a life-or-death affair. This slow-burning thriller is also a powerful story of survival and will leave readers breathless. (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 39, p)

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