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Moon of the Crusted Snow
Moon of the Crusted Snow: A Novel | Waubgeshig Rice
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. 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. 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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MsLeah8417
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MsLeah8417
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jveezer
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I like when I come across the title for a book in the text. Onaabenii Giizis... The moon of the crusted snow. 📖🤓❤️

Tamra I want to read this! 3w
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jveezer
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Looking forward to this one based on a rave review from a friend...

Tamra It sounds great! 3w
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Mitch
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Thank you thank you thank you gorgeous friend. Both these book look and sound amazing and to know you‘ve read them and liked them too is a huge recommendation! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special @BookNAround #litsylove

squirrelbrain I‘ve not heard of either of these - they sound fab though! 4w
BookNAround Hope you enjoy them. 😁 4w
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suzisteffen

Started this book during a jet-lagged early morning yesterday, but it's so full of dread that I don't know that I can continue. YIKES. I might have to read a plot summary, the way I did before I went to see the movie Us, in order to keep reading! YIKES.

Crazeedi I stopped reading a book this week that I was halfway through, I just couldn't go on, it was hurting my heart too much. So I get it 3mo
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Lindy
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What happens after an unknown catastrophe cuts off a northern Anishnaabe community from electric power & all contact from the outside world? A thoughtful #Indigenous survival story told simply, layering small details, slowly building elements of foreboding and dread. I find Rice‘s writing is stronger here than in his earlier work, and look forward to what‘s next. #Audiobook performed by actor Billy Merasty, who is of Cree heritage. #CanadianAuthor

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Lindy
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My current print and audio selections complement each other nicely. Smith writes about February: “month of the return of the sun, rain-month, cabbage-sprouting month, month of ravenous wolves,” while Rice‘s Anishnaabe “moon of the crusted snow” falls in February or early March.

suzisteffen Ooooh!!! I‘m so looking forward to 4mo
Lindy @suzisteffen 👍I‘m at the halfway point and enjoying it. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Waubgeshig‘s book is on my list - planning to get to it very soon. 4mo
Lindy @CouronneDhiver I‘m lucky that the audiobook is in both Hoopla and OverDrive at my library. 4mo
suzisteffen @Lindy Great! I need to look for it at the library. 4mo
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Linda906
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I chose this one to fulfill a challenge for a book set in a post apocalyptic world. I ended up liking it more than I thought as this is not usually a genre I enjoy. The story is a very unique take on how the people of the Anishanaabe community deal with the loss of all technology due to an unknown event and the far reaching consequences. The author is a Native American so his description of a Native community is own voices and very compelling.

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GivenLemons
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A quieter story than most apocalyptic novels, and if you like all the threads of a story tied up, this isn‘t for you. I really liked this because you can see exactly where things go wrong. It‘s a wholly human story.

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Melli
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It was an interesting story but I felt like it could have used a bit more detail about certain things.. I feel like something would happen and then it would jump to something else.. and the ending felt rushed like ok I get it they ran out of supplies and backup so they have to learn how to survive on the land like their ancestors which I believe was the point of the story.. but now@if the events felt connected and left me confused most of the book

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BarbaraBB
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The Anishinaabe have lived for generations isolated in Northern Ontario. When the Apocalypse puts an end to modern life they fall back on the survival skills of their ancestors
to get through the winter. Reading this novel feels like living among them.

#Booked2019 Indigenous author
#ATY2019 A book with a title related to an astronomical term

Cinfhen Well done and fabulous photo🌜 6mo
Kalalalatja Stacked! Sounds really good 👌 6mo
CouronneDhiver I have this one on my #kobo app right now... getting to it soon! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds unique! 6mo
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Melli

Found the audio on hoopla so I can read it at home and listen when taking and picking up my son from school

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Melli

Picked up my hold from the library.. blame the @bookriot #getbooked podcast thanks @Amanda and jenn.. I‘m loving this book so far..

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BookishTrish
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...too bad I had to work #audiowalk

DivineDiana Love your photos! ❄️ 8mo
BookishTrish @DivineDiana Thank you! 8mo
TheBookHippie Same!!!! Snow snow snow ... 8mo
Lindy Vancouver looks so lovely in the snow, but I‘m sorry for the hassle it causes there. 8mo
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BookishTrish
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I loathe snow and so my #audiowalk today is super reluctant, but out here I am with only this engrossing slow burner for company.

danibolahood You're stronger than I am. I've been trying to get out for more walks and I just can't make myself do it in the cold/snow/ice and freezing winds lately. 8mo
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 8mo
TheBookHippie Seriously I‘m so over the snow 🙄🥶 8mo
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CouronneDhiver And I can see my lawn again. Go figure. 😂 8mo
OrangeMooseReads I despise snow. I would love to get out and walk I just cannot handle the cold like I used to. 8mo
TheBookHippie @OrangeMooseReads it‘s been bone chilling!!!! 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @TheBookHippie yes it has 🥶 8mo
BookishTrish @CouronneDhiver Please post pics of the greenery! I miss it so! #snowday1 8mo
Cathythoughts WhAt a beautiful sight ♥️❄️especially for us as we get no real snow 8mo
Cathythoughts I can put up some very green fields later 💚😉 8mo
Kaye We got another snow last night. 😱. STOP. NOW. 8mo
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SailorRabbit
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This was pretty creepy and I really enjoyed it. I liked that it‘s an interesting perspective and of course that it‘s #ownvoices overall well done, I just wish it were a bit longer and the characters a bit more fleshed out. Overall definitely recommend consuming it over a polar vortex like I did for the extra creepy feel.

4/5🌟

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LauraJ
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How bittersweet...my last #NewYearWhoDis book from @candority
Also, I like this gentle nudge by Libby to remember that others want the book too.

candority I like that feature too - it reminds me to return the book early instead of letting it expire! 8mo
Christine Yes re: gentle nudge! And agreed, @candority . :) 8mo
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BookishTrish
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A perfect pick for a snowy Sunday #audiowalk #weekendlibrarian

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Bibliogeekery
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This book was SO good! A northern First Nations community when the power goes off and society "collapses". Such an interesting take on apocalypse narratives in a community that has already survived so many apocalyses.

LeeRHarry Picked this up from the library the other day, it‘s up next. My friend and fellow Litten @Bibliogirl is reading it atm - glad you enjoyed it 😊 9mo
Bibliogirl @LeeRHarry I don‘t want to say too much in case of spoilers but I spent most of Saturday finishing it off. Thumbs up from me. 9mo
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Reading material for today. This one is SO good so far!

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Anna40
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What happens if the world, as we know it, ends? The apocalypse story told from the perspective of an indigenous community. Even though I would 'only' give this a 3 out of 5, I highly recommend it and am looking forward to reading more by the author.

Anna40 The photo was taken in Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM. 10mo
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candority
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Day 9 of #adventrecommends

Moon of the Crusted Snow has all the elements of a fantastic post-apocalyptic thriller, but it is told through an Anishinaabe lens and is set in an isolated First Nations community in Northern Ontario. The author, Waub Rice, is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and this book is one of my favourite reads from this year!

Melissa_J Great choice. I loved the simplicity of the storytelling in this one. The book isn‘t very long, but it packs a powerful punch. 10mo
Tamra Intriguing! 10mo
LeeRHarry I have this on hold at the library - I‘m dying to read it! 😊 10mo
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janeycanuck This is one of the books I picked up for my spouse for Christmas. I may need to nab it after he‘s done! 10mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m going to check the library again... I‘ve asked them to add his work to their collection a bunch of times this year. 🤞🏽 10mo
candority @LeeRHarry I hope your hold comes in soon, and that you enjoy it when it does! 😊 10mo
candority @janeycanuck Oh, good choice for a present! I hope you both enjoy it 😊 10mo
candority @CouronneDhiver I hope they‘ve listened - his work would be a fantastic addition to their collection 🤞 10mo
Anna40 I bought the book yesterday. Haven't started reading yet but it sounds great. How did you find the book? Did you read a review? 10mo
candority I hope you enjoy it @Anna40! I actually worked for a literary festival (the Eden Mills Writers‘ Festival), and Waub was one of the authors attending this year! I try to read all of the books by the authors who are attending, so I requested an eARC of the book through NetGalley. I‘m hoping to pick up a physical copy at some point! 10mo
Anna40 Finished the book. Thanks for recommending it. It's great that you met the author. ... 10mo
candority Did you enjoy it @Anna40? 10mo
Anna40 Yes, I did! 10mo
candority @Anna40 Wonderful! 10mo
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Jolynne
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So much wonderful tension in this apocalyptic novel based in the far north starring the Anishinabe.

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Sue
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve done one of these. I read a lot of awesome books in November and really enjoyed the tagged one! I‘m happy my authors of colour stat is up this month.

kspenmoll Awesome! 🙌🏻🎉 10mo
Joanne1 Impressive!! 10mo
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Liberty
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This week‘s episode of All the Books! is a round-up show, so I don‘t have work reading for the weekend. This means I‘m reading off-script! I have made a book nest and am ready to start! I‘m currently reading MOON OF THE CRUSTED SNOW, then plan to read this stack of books I‘ve already dipped into. (I used to read one book at a time, but now I have as many as 10 going. I get so excited to read everything!) What are you reading this weekend?📚❤️📚

kspenmoll Enjoy your “free” reading! 11mo
Bambolina_81 I'm about halfway through Malice by Keigo Higashino. I'm enjoying it so far and quite enjoying its slow pace as the story unfolds. 11mo
RamsFan1963 Halfway through Presidents of War, starting The Rise and Fall of The Dinosaurs 11mo
Redwritinghood Trying to finish 11mo
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Sue
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Weekend reading plans! Can‘t wait!

BookHermit This is on my library pile. Looks intriguing. 11mo
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Babs_book_obsession
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I read this in one evening. I really look forward to seeing more of this author in the future. I love the first nations take on an apocalyptic novel. They become increasingly isolated from the world to the south and the tension and fear builds. It is a story about community and how first nations people have survived and will continue to survive in some way, regardless of what colonizers or the world throws at them. It is not a action-packed.

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TheKidUpstairs
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I was planning to read some Halloween horror after my book club picks were done, but I was drawn to this one at the library last night. Post-apocalyptic is still seasonally appropriate, eh?

Has anyone read this one? I haven't heard of it, but an Eden Robinson blurb will always make me look twice!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I love the title and the author's unusual name! 12mo
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Melissa_J
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It will be a few days before grocery stores around here are fully stocked with perishable foods, but my husband did manage to buy some milk this morning. This, combined with the recovery of electricity, means I‘m once again able to make tea (I can‘t tell you how happy this makes me). Frankly, given the extensive damage to the power grid, I‘m surprised it only took a few days to get the bulk of the city‘s power back. Big kudos to Hydro Ottawa!

Sarah83 That mug 😍 13mo
LazyLimaLife Yay for tea and electricity!! 13mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so glad your power is back! 13mo
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rabbitprincess I'm glad to hear you have power and tea!! 13mo
TrishB Phew.... 13mo
CouronneDhiver Oh no - I didn‘t realize you lived there too. 😕 Did your home and workplace escape the worst of it? 13mo
Melissa_J @Sarah83 I have a mug addiction and couldn‘t resist this one. 13mo
Melissa_J @LazyLimaLife two of my favourite things 👌🏻 13mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen me too! 😊 13mo
Melissa_J @rabbitprincess just add books and I have all I need 😊 13mo
Melissa_J @TrishB exactly. 13mo
Melissa_J @CouronneDhiver yes, we were fine in our area. We only had to put up with a power outage for a few days, which is nothing considering that a lot of people lost their homes only a short distance away. 13mo
Sarah83 I also have 😊 13mo
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Melissa_J
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Hello Littens! It‘s only been a few days, but feels like forever since I last posted. As some of you know, Ottawa was hit with two major tornadoes on Friday, which is unprecedented for this area. Both did tremendous damage, but thankfully no lives were lost. One of the tornadoes took out one of the city‘s major power stations, and power is being slowly restored - we got ours back late last night. Lots of people still without power though ⬇️

Melissa_J ...and most schools and lots of offices are closed today to keep people off the roads. I‘m just going to read. If you read the description of this book you‘ll agree it‘s entirely appropriate given what Ottawa is currently going through. 13mo
DivineDiana So glad that you are safe and your power has been restored! ❤️ 13mo
PurpleyPumpkin Glad to hear that you‘re safe. Hope things are back to normal soon! 13mo
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FantasyChick I was wondering about you!!! So happy to hear that you're safe and back on the grid! 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads I hope you, your friend and family escaped with no real damage to property. 13mo
llwheeler Glad you have power back! 13mo
Chrissyreadit Hope everything returns to normal quickly! 13mo
Bklover Glad to hear you and your home are safe. Enjoy a cozy reading day. So sorry to hear of all the damage in Ottowa! 13mo
twohectobooks Glad to hear you‘re ok! 13mo
tammysue Happy your power is back on! 13mo
RachelO How scary! Hope everything's back to normal soon. 13mo
Melissa_J @DivineDiana @PurpleyPumpkin @FantasyChick @zsuzsanna_reads @llwheeler @Chrissyreadit @Bklover @twohectobooks @whatshesreadingnow @RachelO Thanks all! Thankfully our area didn‘t experience any damage, just the power outage. I can live with no power for a few days, especially considering that some Ottawa residents lost their homes. Everyone has been great. No complaints and people just wanting to help their neighbours out if needed. 13mo
Dragon That must have been so scary! Thank goodness you and your family are safe. Enjoy your reading. Hugs 🤗 13mo
LeahBergen That is a totally fitting read! 13mo
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candority
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July Wrap Up! I read a total of 11 books (4 physical, 5 ebooks, 2 audiobooks).

My favourites this month were:
1. Moon of the Crusted Snow
2. Foe
3. Heartbreaker

My top three were all ARCs from #NetGalley. Foe and Heartbreaker will be released in August, while Moon of the Crusted Snow will come out in October. The authors of these three books, as well as four other books I read this month, will be at the festival I work for @EMWF #emwf18

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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"Their ancestors were displaced from their original homeland in the south and the white people who forced them here had never intended for them to survive. The collapse of the white man‘s modern system further withered the Anishinaabeg here. But they refused to wither completely…” Waub will be at #emwf18 to read from his daring and brilliant post-apocalyptic novel set in a small northern Anishinaabe community. Listen to our podcast: bit.ly/2Npdq5G

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candority
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This book was fantastic! It is a post-apocalyptic novel that takes place in an Anishinaabe community. It is a slow-burn, but from the very first page I could tell that there was something sinister lurking. This is a story of family and community, a story of self-reliance and a connection to the land, and a story of racism and the outcomes of colonialism. I love the author‘s inclusion of Ojibwe language as well!

#NetGalley #ARC #ECWPress #emwf18

Insightsintobooks I love that this has Ojibwe in it. I know a bit of the language myself. I just requested it from Netgalley because of its use of the language. 1y
candority @Insightsintobooks That‘s awesome! It seems like a difficult language to learn, but it‘s so beautiful. I hope your request is accepted! If not, the book comes out in October. 1y
Melissa_J This sounds great! I‘m going to stack it 😊 I didn‘t realize Rice is an author, I only know of his video journalism on CBC. 1y
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LikelyLibrarian Excellent review! 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Sounds great! Stacked! 1y
candority @Melissa_J I think this is his second novel! I‘ll have to check out his other work. I hope you enjoy it! 1y
candority Thank you @LikelyLibrarian! I have a full review on Goodreads if you want to check it out 😊 1y
candority I hope you like it @ElishaLovesBooks! 1y
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