In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we invite all students, staff, and faculty to read the current Quiet Book Club selection Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice.
This featured title is recommended by RDP's Vice President Academic & Student Experience, Lindsay Engel:
“Moon of the Crusted Snow is an Indigenous horror set in the Canadian North. This engaging narrative talks about leadership and survival and has excellent character development, including perspectives from two indigenous College students. I devoured this book because of its storytelling and suspense, but I appreciate it for sharing Indigenous ways of knowing.” — Lindsay Engel, RDP Vice President Academic & Student Experience
About the Book
"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." from ECW Press
"The novel’s most significant achievement may be its mood. From mundane beginnings, the book increases its tension continuously across its 200 pages. It’s a cliché, but this book is hard to put down. Written with such guilelessness that it’s easy to read, and with such strong linearity and so little waste that it’s extremely absorbing, Moon of the Crusted Snow is a humble but welcome addition to apocalyptic literature." from Locus Magazine
Read the Book
Find Moon of the Crusted Snow in the RDP Library's Leisure Reading collection:
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