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Author Talk: Toronto Reference Library

October 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bestselling author Waubgeshig Rice discusses his hotly anticipated new novel, which returns us to the world first explored in his breakout bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow.

Moon of the Turning Leaves picks up over a decade after a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy. Evan Whitesky led his community in remote northern Ontario off the rez and into the bush, where they’ve been living off the land, rekindling their Anishinaabe traditions in total isolation from the outside world. Evan’s people are in some ways stronger than ever, but resources in and around their new settlement are beginning to dry up, and the elders warn that they cannot afford to stay indefinitely.

Evan and his fifteen-year-old daughter, Nangohns, are elected to lead a small scouting party on a months-long trip to their traditional home on the north shore of Lake Huron – to seek new beginnings, and discover what kind of life – and what dangers – still exist in the lands to the south.

Waubgeshig Rice talks about Moon of the Turning Leaves, a brooding story of survival, resilience, Indigenous identity, and rebirth.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

Ticket registration for this event is required: Free tickets for this event will be available to book via Eventbrite beginning on October 4 at 9:00am ET.


October 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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