Reader Rendezvous – January Buddy Read

Are you looking for a virtual bookish space to connect and share your love of books with? Look no further than Reader Rendezvous!

Visit the Reader Rendezvous webpage for more information about the book club, how to join, your hosts and the monthly reads.



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.

*Description from Goodreads.

Genre: post-apocalyptic thriller

Themes: technology, survival, colonialism, oppression, selfishness vs selflessness

Setting: rural Anishinaabe community in northern Canada

Content Warnings: death, gun violence, murder, animal death, racism, cannibalism, suicide, colonization, blood, grief, alcohol, child death, gore, abuse

Reading Breakdown:

Discord channels are organized by part to minimize spoilers and keep the chat going while reading.

Chapters 1-11

Chapters 12-21

Chapters 22-epilogue

Grab a copy to read with us this month!

Moon of the Crusted Snow

Moon of the Crusted Snow

Moon of the Crusted Snow