Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace

Publisher: Emblem Editions
Cindi and Ivan Basterache have been married only twenty months. There is a disagreement over a loan, and rumours of violence in the ensuing quarrel begin to spread throughout the northern New Brunswick mill town in which they live, setting in motion a series of events and misunderstandings. As Ivan struggles to reconcile with Cindi, the community turns against him, fuelled by his father’s self-deluded lies and misguided attempts to set things right, exposing the other side of good intentions and leading to the novel’s powerful conclusion. Disturbing, tender-hearted, and at times darkly humorous, Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace reveals the strange unrecognized power in us all to shape one another’s destinies.

From the Hardcover edition.


“The richness and resonance of Richards’s voice is unique in Canadian fiction.…Strong and passionate, moving and compelling – a novel that will not soon be forgotten.”
Quill & Quire

“Vivid and assured.…This book is first class.”
Edmonton Journal

“Well shaped and has a rich emotional resonance that is deeply satisfying and timeless.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Read this wonderful book.…Every smell and taste and season of the Miramichi Valley is evoked longingly.”
B.C. Reader

From the Hardcover edition.