Peterborough Town Library, in partnership with New Hampshire Humanities, supports NH’s 2023 Big Read of The Bear by Andrew Krivak. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
How to Read The Bear:
Check out a print copy at the PTL help desk.
You may also find it on Libby here or Hoopla here.
About The Bear:
In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.
About Andrew Krivak:
Andrew Krivak is the author of three novels, two chapbooks of poetry, and two works of nonfiction. His 2011 debut novel, The Sojourn, was a National Book Award finalist. He followed The Sojourn, in what would become the Dardan Trilogy, with The Signal Flame, a novel The New York Times said evoked “an austere landscape, a struggling family, and a deep source of pain.” His novel The Bear received the Banff Mountain Book Prize for fiction, and is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read title.
Like the Appearance of Horses, the third novel in the Dardan Trilogy, was published in 2023.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.