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Together We Read - Moon of the Crusted Snow - Oct.21-Nov.4

This image shows the eBook Moon of the Crusted Snow on an eReader.

From October 21to November 4, 2019, readers across Ontario can download the eBook Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice for free from their library — with no waitlists and no holds!


To join us, all you have to do is visit our Overdrive site or your Overdrive or Libby apps to download the eBook or eAudiobook for free. If you’d like to let us know what you think, you can use the hashtags #TWROntario and #OPLW to share your thoughts on social media. 


Together We Read is a collaboration between several Ontario libraries to provide special access to eBooks, for the purpose of connecting readers with the same eBook at the same time. We are grateful for our partner, SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Service), for providing unlimited access to this eBook for all Ontarians.


We are especially excited to tell you that Together We Read’s pick this October, Moon of the Crusted Snow, is written by a person familiar to many in Ottawa—Waubgeshig Rice, former Ottawa resident and CBC television personality. Waub is originally from Wasauksing First Nation and now splits his time between there and Sudbury, where he hosts Up North, CBC Radio’s afternoon program for Northern Ontario. Moon of the Crusted Snow is his second novel, a perfect read for this cold and spooky month. It starts with an unexpected power and communications outage in a Northern Anishnaabe community, just as winter is about to start. Not an uncommon event, no cause for alarm…at first. It soon becomes clear, however, that the outage is ongoing and widespread, causing chaos in the south that starts to spread and threaten this isolated community. Tensions in the community grow, the death toll rises and the question is, how will these people survive? We hope you’ll join readers across Ontario in the Together We Read book club and find out!